#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 13, 2021

Hodie est a.d. III Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 4 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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The ancient Illyrians were indigenous communities along the Dalmatian Coast and stretching across to the central Balkans. Dr Danijel Džino, Macquarie University, joins the show to discuss what’s known about these peoples.

480 BC is a year widely-celebrated in Greek history. When Leonidas’ Spartan core and their Hellenic allies fought a powerful Persian army at Thermopylae, and an outnumbered, Athenian-led navy defeated a mighty Persian armada at Salamis. Yet it was not just off the coast of Athens that one of antiquity’s most well-known battles was fought that year. 600 miles to the west of Salamis, supposedly on the same day the naval engagement occurred, another battle was fought: the Battle of Himera. In this episode, Ancient World Magazine’s Dr Joshua Hall talks us through the battle and highlights why it was so significant in the story of ancient Sicily.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of poisonous reptiles.

… 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)