Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Aug. 2774 AUC ~ 21 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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…In this episode we try and unpick the rather confusing mythological origins for the Olympics (no – it’s not as simple as everyone makes it out to be … there are TWO Herakles’s and A LOT of family relations) and bring you our fave fun facts about the ancient event. Mule cart driving anyone?
The Republic of Florence formed in the 12th century and became one of the premiere states in Europe during the period. Dr. Brian Brege, Syracuse University, returns to the show to explain how it was established.
Alex, part of our patreon community asks ‘how much do you feel that luck played a role in ancient combat? Theoretically luck would be more of a factor in the gunpowder age, but I can’t imagine worse luck than being a Roman at Cannae. Low chance of survival, no matter your martial skill. Thoughts?’
The Greek and Persian wars would be a defining moment in the Greek world helping shape the trajectory of development in Greece and around the Aegean for time to come. Even today a detailed ancient account survives describing the events of 2500 years in what is one of the oldest works of history. Herodotus who has been labelled the father of history would be born during the wars and would travel the Greek world later in life collecting all he could, so as to understand what brought the Greeks and Persian to make war. In this episode we will be looking back at the last 18 episodes that looked at the Greco-Persian Wars and try and tie everything together, so as to refresh ourselves on all that has taken place over the 21 years since the Ionian revolt. This will then put us in a good position to then move on with the narrative of the series…
Boudicea wins round one. But Suetonius has bloodshed and destruction on his mind.
In the year 61, Nero deals with riots, treason, Stoics and the death of one of his key advisors.
We are back to our regularly scheduled programming with the early reign of Cleopatra. Now that we know all the moving parts happening, both in Rome and in Egypt, everything comes to a head when Pompey arrives on Egyptian shores. Bad advisors, Caesar being Caesar, and some daring actions myths are made of are in store!!
Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell the story of the Ancient Olympic Games.
With the modern Olympic games starting this week. Sophie and Ellie decide to tell the story of how 3000 years ago the Greeks invented the first Olympic Games. ...
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- [BMCR] Martin Langner, Stefan Schmidt, Die Materialität griechischer Vasen: Mikrohistorische Perspektiven in der Vasenforschung. Beihefte zum Corpus vasorum antiquorum, 9. München: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2020.
- [BMCR] Aistė Čelkytė, The Stoic theory of beauty. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Mario Torelli, Elisa Marroni, Castrum Inui: il santuario di Inuus alla Foce del Fosso dell’Incastro. Monumenti antichi /Serie miscellanea, Volume 21. Roma: Giorgio Bretschneider Editore, 2018.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends men determined to get vengeance engaging in the worst kind of treachery.
… 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)