#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 9, 2021

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.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

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)

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