#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 10, 2021

Hodie est a.d. IV id. Sext. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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In the ancient period, Delphi offered highly sought-after oracular services, hosted quadrennial sporting games, and was a nexus for culture and information sharing. Professor Michael Scott, Warwick University, joins the show to discuss Delphi in the ancient period.

Magic was an essential part of the Roman world. You could use it in love, revenge, profit, life and death. All levels of Roman society made use of it, and it was an integral part of the understanding of both religion and medicine. Guest: Professor Daniel Ogden (Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter)

The sights, smells, and sounds of an ancient Roman bakery might surprise you…in this episode, historian and archaeologist Dr. Jared Benton joins the show to tell us all about the economics of ancient Roman bread-baking, from the household level to industrial-scale production and how that differed in Italy and North Africa. Come break bread with us as we take a tour of an ancient Roman bakery and listen in on a conversation that ranges from capitalism, social classes, Ostia, Djemila, and…donkeys!

B. C. is joined by Professor Ray Laurence for a talk about Ancient Roman cities. Their character, their components, their legacy. Gods and emperors at the games, ordinary folk in the streets.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends pain, suffering, and misery for the majority of 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)