Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 29 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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Vorenus and Pullo are shipwrecked on an island, Caesar and Pompey fight it off offscreen, and the beginning of a relationship between Servilia and Octavia. There is also a special interview with Ken Cranham, who played Pompey.
In this episode, we discuss the 2004 film Troy, starring Brad Pitt. Unsurprisingly, we had a lot to say. Featuring: American imperialism, and Homeric combat, and just a little bit more complaining about the costuming in Troy: Fall of a City.
The Minoans were a civilization on the Island of Crete that flourished, and ended, during the Bronze Age. Professor in Archeology, Louise Hitchcock, The University of Melbourne, joins the show again to share what’s known about them.
“Famously warlike and imperialistic, the Neo-Assyrians cut a swathe across the ancient Near East. Surviving artwork and written sources give us clues as to how they accomplished this.” The team discuss Ancient Warfare XIV.6, the Neo-Assyrian Empire at war.
- Francesca Gazzano on Special Deaths in Herodotus | Herodotus Helpline
- Analyzing the Fight Scenes of TROY – Part 3: Hector vs Ajax & Hector vs Patroclus | AMO Pankration
- The Kingdom of Pylos | A Forgotten History. | Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- SCRIBO – The mathematical values of fraction signs in the Linear A script – The INSCRIBE Team
- [AJA] Recycling and Reuse in the Roman Economy Edited by Chloë N. Duckworth and Andrew Wilson (Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2020
- [AJA] Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece: Studies on Ancient Greek Death and Burial Edited by Nicolas Dimakis and Tamara M. Dijkstra. Oxford: Archaeopress 2020.
- [AJA] Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967. Vol. 6, Sites on the Edge of the Ophel By Kay Prag (Levant Suppl. 18). Oxford: Oxbow 2017.
- [BMCR] Mercedes Aguirre, Richard Buxton, Cyclops: the myth and its cultural history. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Lorenzo Gagliardi, David Kremer, Cittadinanza e nazione nella storia europea. Centro di ricerca coordinato Studi sulla giustizia/Facoltà di giurisprudenza dell’Università degli studi di Milano, 34. Milano: Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2020.
- [BMCR] Bruno Jacobs, Ancient information on Persia re-assessed: Xenophon’s “Cyropaedia”. Proceedings of a conference held at Marburg in honour of Christopher J. Tuplin, December 1-2, 2017. Classica et Orientalia, 22. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2020.
- [BMCR] Damjan Donev, The busy periphery: urban systems of the Balkan and Danube provinces (2nd – 3rd c. AD). Archaeopress Roman archaeology, 61. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020.
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- Making wine on Rome’s Palatine Hill – Wanted in Rome
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends an appearance of the gods and the promotion of many good people.
… 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)