#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 16, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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After the Bronze Age, life on the Island of Crete continued. Dr Saro Wallace, Senior Research Fellow, Gerda Henkel Research Foundation, joins the show to explain what civilization was like in this period of time on the island.

In the aftermath of Caesar’s death, the forces that would ultimately shape the rest of Cleopatra’s life began to take form. Marc Antony and Octavian were about as different as two people could be and became uneasy allies as they fought against Caesar’s assassins. While Cleopatra leave Rome and returns to Egypt to rule, Rome soon comes calling again….

This is part two of a massive two-and-a-half-hour chat we had recently Edward J. Watts, a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, and author and editor of several prize-winning books, including THE FINAL PAGAN GENERATION, a great book about HYPATIA, a book out about the collapse of the Roman Republic, MORTAL REPUBLIC, and his latest book is THE ETERNAL DECLINE AND FALL OF ROME.

In our last few episodes on sex workers in ancient Greece, we tried to paint a picture of a group of women, in some cases, with more freedom and independence than most in the ancient Greek world could dream of. But that freedom came at a price.

Episode 117 – The Death of the Decemvirate The Partial Historians History Listen on Apple Podcasts We have been trapped under the tyrannical rule of the Second Decemvirate for too long! But never fear, listeners. Their day has finally come. In this episode, we finally see the decemvirs overthrown and the office of tribune of the plebs restored. It is a time of non-stop drama!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends good germination of plants but they will not bear fruit.

… 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)