#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 5, 2021

Hodie est Non. Sext. 2774 AUC ~ 27 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Derek, (host of The Hellenistic Age podcast) joins Lexie to talk about different styles of podcasting about the ancient world, look at ancient studies from a STEM background, and solve the ”tv series” problem of bringing ancient complex material to life in popular culture. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!

The ancient Olympic Games occurred once every four years, prizes only went to the winner of each competition, and some city-states enshrined victors with tax exemptions and free food for life. Professor Judith Barringer, The University of Edinburgh, returns to the show to share more.

Cleopatra. Hers is one of the most famous names that endures from antiquity. The victor of a civil war. The mistress of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. The last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt. The protagonist of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. A fearsome leader and brilliantly astute politician. The whereabouts of her tomb remains one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. But what about the baths? Over the past year Dr Chris Naunton has been looking into old references to ‘Baths of Cleopatra’, a building supposedly somewhere under modern Alexandria. Where in the city could its remains be today? And could this building really have links to Cleopatra? In this podcast, Chris talks Tristan through his research into this lost building of ancient Alexandria

Caesar returns to Rome and plans his triumph. Servilia pushes forward her plans with Octavia, forcing Atia to retaliate. Cato and Scipio commit suicide bringing an end to the civil war, and Vorenus and Pullo attempt to settle back into society in the fat old bitch herself. And by that, we mean Rome.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends women being more wise.

… 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)