#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 24, 2021

Hodie est ad. VIII Kal. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Carthage was a major power, and destination, in the first millennium BCE in the Mediterranean; and despite losing the Punic Wars, its history, and lore, never seems to fade. Dr Eve MacDonald, Cardiff University, joins the show to discuss the ancient civilization.

An incredibly popular goddess, characterised in statues of her by a vest of bee hives, or are they breasts … bull scrotums? In this episode Tristan speaks to Dr Carla Ionescu about the Ephesian Artemis, the great mother goddess. They discuss the arguments behind the different interpretations of the Artemis statues, her connections to other divine female figures, and her lasting impression on the ancient city of Ephesus.

Dr. Andrea Brock speaks about her environmental archaeological work on the Tiber River during the early foundations of ancient Rome.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance.

… 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)