Hodie est ad. IX Kal. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 13 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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Assorted Twitter Threads
- @DocCromm on the inscription on the Puteoli Block
- @DocCromm’s ancient coin of the day looks at the ‘concordia’ coinage of Theodosius
- @SarahEBond on the development of the ‘memento mori’ portrayal
- @fadeaccompli was reading Dutsch, Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy
- @CBPolt on some ‘Pompeiian’ frescoes in Loki episode 2
A mother in Central America is worried that her son is being a little too risky when he walks home from the beach in women’s clothing. When she confronts him about this, he calls her a transphobic, homophobic boomer. Teens! Am I right? A woman is afraid that her boyfriend will cheat on her. And yet, she fantasizes that her boyfriend is cheating on her. How can she preserve her self-esteem while indulging her cuckqueen instincts? On the Magnum, it turns out the ancient Greeks were wrong about cunnilingus! Dan interviews Mark Haskell Smith author of “Rude Talk in Athens” which explores how comedians in ancient Athens brawled with each other. One of the worst insults was to accuse another of going down on a lady. Silly ancient Greeks.
Diocletian’s reign as Roman Emperor had many voluminous points: his antipathy towards Christianity, the creation of the Tetrarchy, and a rare imperial retirement. Dr Roger Rees, School of Classics, University of St Andrews, joins the show to discuss Diocletian’s life.
- Ad Navseam: Paul, Barnabas, Baucis, and Philemon in Lystra — Acts 14 and Ovid (Ad Navseam, Episode 42) on Apple Podcasts
This week Dave and Jeff take a close look at a well-known passage from ch. 14 of the Lukan history of the early church. As the apostles extend their preaching ministry into the Lycaonian region of Anatolia, they are mistaken for the gods Zeus and Hermes because of a miraculous healing Paul performs. The priest of Zeus wants to gin up a sacrifice, but the apostles risk life and limb, barely averting the ceremony. This story bears some interesting resemblance to a famous account in Ovid’s Metamorphoses VIII of the old woman Baucis and her husband Philemon (and throw in the Christmas goose). Tune in for wide-ranging literary analysis of ξενία and more, possibly the worst pun Jeff has ever dropped, and a major programming announcement at the end.
- The Ozymandias Project: An Ancient World Podcast: Episode 18 – Dr. Joseph “Joe” Manning on Apple Podcasts
It’s time for another episode of The Ozymandias Project with Lexie Henning! Tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for an exciting odyssey as we explore why Classics and Egyptology need each other, how breaking down boundaries between sciences and humanities could could lead to science funding for ancient fields, and why a numismatist should be the protagonist of a film.
- Thin End of the Wedge: 29. Elena Devecchi, Stefano de Martino, Walther Sallaberger. Virtual assyriology: RAI 67,Turin on Apple Podcasts
While the pandemic keeps us apart, colleagues are working hard to find ways to organise virtual conferences. The 67th RAI is hosted by Turin this July. Elena Devecchi and Stefano de Martino explain what to expect this year, and what it means to Turin to host a RAI now. Walther Sallaberger explains the IAA’s role in coordinating the RAIs.
- The Birth of Cities : Mini-Documentary | Ancient History Guy
- Ancient Aegean Writing Scripts – Explained | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- [BMCR] Andrea Pellettieri, I composti nell'”Alessandra” di Licofrone: studi filologici e linguistici. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Band 147. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- [BMCR] Brian McGing, Appian. Roman history, volume IV-VI: Civil Wars, books 1-5; fragments, (3 vols.). Loeb classical library, L005, L543, L544. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019.
Online Talks and Professional Matters
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends good times, a setting aside of disputes, and an end to disease.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)