#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 25, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 17 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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You might call ceramics the “plastics” of the ancient world…ubiquitous, indestructible, and incredibly useful! But how do we identify the spaces where ancient potters once made these everyday objects? Dr. Elizabeth Murphy joins the podcast to tell us all about the discovery and excavation of ancient tableware workshops at the site of Sagalassos in modern Turkey. Listen in as artisanal techniques are brought to life and the everyday lives of ancient potters are revealed through archaeological exploration.

Odysseys finally landed on Ithaca, but, with 120 angry, armed men in his house who want his wife and life, can he survive his homecoming?

In the 14th century BCE, the Mycenaeans gained dominion of at least Knossos on Crete, and possibly, the entire island. Professor Louise Hitchcock, The University of Melbourne, makes a fifth appearance on the show to explore the topic.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of tree fruits and stormy weather.

… 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)