Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 11 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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We sit down to talk to the fabulous Professor Ray Laurence from Macquarie University in this special episode about urban space in Pompeii and the place of children within the society. These topics are close to his heart as his work mostly focuses on:
An exploration of Thetis, the daughter of Nereus, wife to King Peleus, and mother of Achilles. She played a pivotal role in Achilles’ life and in the fallout of the Trojan War.
Hades and Persephone have one of the most well-known myths, but did you know the whole debacle might be Aphrodite and Eros’ fault? In this episode, we delve deep into the origins of the myth with the Homeric Hymns’ and Ovid’s poetry to examine the way they treat Demeter’s smothering, Hades’ villainization and Persephone’s agency. Joining us for this episode is Queen’s University doctoral candidate, Jessica Caravaggio.
Long time listeners of our show will know we are now on summer break. However, we didn’t want to leave you lonely this summer, so we are taking some of our classic episodes and taking out some of the more offensive language in case you ever wanted to share with more sensitive ears. Today we’re re-visiting the epic life of Cleopatra (comin’ atcha). Enjoy!
Dr. Stephen Sansom, a Classics postdoc at Cornell University, joins Lexie to discuss whether post baccalaureates are helpful to getting into grad school, talk about how studying poetry can make you cool, and explore how the field of “Classics” might benefit from a name change. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!
Linear A is the writing system that was used by Minoans on the Island of Crete in the Bronze Age. Undeciphered for over a century, Dr Brent Davis, The University of Melbourne, joins the show to explain what is and isn’t known about this ancient writing system.
It is the one possible case of urbanisation in Britain prior to the arrival of the Romans, and that is just the start of the story of Colchester. In this chat with Tristan, Dr Frank Hargrave from Colchester Museum reveals the city’s long and prestigious ancient history. From the Bronze Age to Boudica.
- Crafts: Cutting A Fine Figure | Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge
- [BMCR] Jaap Mansfeld, David Runia, Aëtiana V: An Edition of the reconstructed text of the Placita with a commentary and a collection of related texts. (4 vols.). Philosophia antiqua, volume 153. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
- [BMCR] Catherine Cooper, New approaches to ancient material culture in the Greek and Roman world: 21st-century methods and Classical antiquity. Monumenta Graeca et Romana, volume 27. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends murders being committed by women and members of the servile class.
… 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)