#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 23, 2021

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Aug. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Roman libraries began being built in the 1st century BCE and held a variety of Latin and Greek texts. Classicist and a co-chair at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Stephanie Frampton, joins the show to share what’s known about early libraries in the City of Rome.

Zoe on patreon asks, ‘we know about the four horned saddles the Roman cavalry used but do we have any idea of what sorts of saddles might’ve been used elsewhere in the ancient world?’

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are finally here, after being delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. From Ancient Greece to when it was reborn in 1896, the tournament has nearly 3,000 years of history. Sports historian, Professor Martin Polley from De Monfort University, joins Dan on the podcast to tell the, sometimes surprising, story of the competition. How did it become the international sporting event it is today? How have the games affected global politics and diplomacy? And how is Shakespeare connected to its history?

When Decius died during a battle with the Goths, the Roman army took it upon themselves to appoint his successor – his remaining general Trebonianus Gallus. Gallus was praised for not beginning a civil war – unusual for the time – but would be unable to lead the empire through the turmoil. Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the end of dissension among the common 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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