Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 9 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Ad Navseam: “Up and Atoms!”: Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, Part IV (Ad Navseam, Episode 54) on Apple Podcasts
This week Jeff and Dave wrap their look at Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, doing their best to break down the essentials all the while dodging those clinamen-controlled atoms. Because according to Luc these little cueballs explain everything. Earthquakes? Swerving atoms. Human speech? Swerving atoms. That dream you had about being late for your myth final while inexplicably juggling fuchsia avocados? Swerving atoms. Tune in to discover how the world blows its nose, and how to answer your kids’ awkward questions, e.g., “Mom, where do centaurs come from?” And if you get nabbed for drinking the detritus-laced milk straight from the breakfast bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Just tell ‘em the atoms made you do it.
In this episode, I take a bit of a broader look at ancient Greece in the 7th – 4th centuries BCE (Archaic and Classical Greece) and discuss some of the reasons why natural philosophy arose here at this time.
In this interview we speak to Legionary Pullo himself, Ray Stevenson. Ray’s performance as Pullo was the heart of Rome, and he bought a loveable roguish every-man quality to the role while at the same time isn’t someone that I’d want to mess with. In the years since Rome he’s become famous as friend of Thor Volstag in the Marvel films and appeared in major roles in the television shows Vikings and Black Sails. He spoke to us recently from Bulgaria where he’s shooting a new film. Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.
- Live from Mount Olympus: Bonus Mythlet 1! “I bestow upon thee my adamantine sword” on Apple Podcasts
Remember the moment in Episode 2 when Hermes gives Perseus that cool sword? In our first Live from Mount Olympus Mythlet, find out what makes the sword so special – and why it has that wicked curve to it. Dr. Kate Birney, who is an expert on ancient weapons and teaches archaeology at Wesleyan University, is our guide to the mythical roots of this powerful weapon.
- A.D. History Podcast: How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.2 | 291AD-300AD on Apple Podcasts
Emperor Diocletian went to great lengths to overhaul the entire structure of the Roman Empire, to extricate Rome from the Crisis of the Third Century. As well as to better serve the Roman people themselves who had become largely neglected during the crisis. None of Diocletian’s reforms were perhaps more sweeping than those for the Roman military, and for Roman civilian administration.
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- [AJA] Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967. Vol. 6, Sites on the Edge of the Ophel By Kay Prag (Levant Suppl. 18). Oxford: Oxbow 2017.
- [AJA] The Neo-Assyrian Empire in the Southwest: Imperial Domination and Its Consequences By Avraham Faust. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2021.
- [AJA] Urbanisation and State Formation in the Ancient Sahara and Beyond Edited by Martin Sterry and David J. Mattingly (Trans-Saharan Archaeology 3). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2020. https://www.ajaonline.org/book-review/4390
- Ancient Lamps from Berezan: The Hermitage Collection | Spartokos a lu
- [BMCR] Timothy Clarke, Aristotle and the Eleatic one. Oxford Aristotle studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Chloë Duckworth, Andrew Wilson, Recycling and reuse in the Roman economy. Oxford studies on the Roman economy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Francisco Pina Polo, The triumviral period: civil war, political crisis and socioeconomic transformations. Libera Res Publica, Monografías sobre la República romana, 1. Zaragoza: Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 2020.
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- Who was the most original philosopher? – Big Think
- Gaza museum offers a window onto local history – and source of pride – CSMonitor.com
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
- If it thunders today, it portends a period of rain, but also prosperity.
… 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)