Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 21 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Assorted Twitter Threads
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- Ad Navseam: “Just Ghosts To Show Ya” – Halloween Special (Ad Navseam, Episode 60) on Apple Podcasts
Do you encourage your children to stay in their beds at night by telling them that, if they get up, a vampiric meany will sneak in through a window and slurp their haematids? No? Well, the ancient Greeks would like to have a talk with you about your parenting skills. Keep your favorite apotropaic talisman handy as we mull the blood-thirsty Mormo, disengawk the seductive Lamia, and evade the, um, dung-footed Empousa (!) in this spooky season special. If you make it through that gory gauntlet, then wander along with the guys into Athens’ most-haunted house while keeping an eye out for spectral arrivals of dead relatives. Also, home-buying pro-tip: always have the inspector check for basement mold and shackled skeletons beneath the lawn before dropping your deposit.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase “public art?” What is it? Who is it for? What is its purpose, anyway? In this episode we explore these questions, and more, through the lens of ancient Greco-Roman sculpture with archaeologist and educator Laura Aitken-Burt.
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Joined by super extra awesome guest Donna Zuckerberg, we dig not down but up and out of hell with the 2020 rogue-like (or rogue-lite) dungeon crawler Hades by Supergiant Games. Yes we’ve switched gears to video games, which are like movies, but ones you play. Pretty early on we reveal we’re all BIG fans of this game and we really relish getting to dive into the all the many creative, engaging and inclusive ways it merges mythology, storytelling and game-play into one fantastic package.
They’ve seen wars, the bottom of the ocean and even – bizarrely – been part of a boxing match. The story of how the Parthenon Marbles actually ended up in London’s British Museum is a wild tale featuring bribes, court cases and some extremely dodgy deals. There’s been a centuries-long campaign to get them back to their homeland. Now, a team of Greek-Australians have decided that the time for diplomacy is over and a new tactic is required.
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- [BMCR] Caroline T. Schroeder, Children and family in late antique Egyptian monasticism. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- [BMCR] Caecilia-Désirée Hein, Cicero als philosophischer Schriftsteller: Kommentar zu ausgewählten Briefen aus den Jahren 45-44. Wissenschaftliche Kommentare zu griechischen und lateinischen Schriftstellern. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019.
- [BMCR] Birte Poulsen, Poul Pedersen, John Lund, Karia and the Dodekanese: cultural interrelations in the southeast Aegean. I: late Classical to early Hellenistic. Karia and the Dodecanese, 1. and 2 Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2021.
- [BMCR] Niklas Holzberg, Leben und Fabeln Äsops: Griechisch – deutsch. Sammlung Tusculum. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2021.
- [BMCR] Catherine E. Pratt, Oil, wine, and the cultural economy of ancient Greece: from the Bronze Age to the Archaic era. Cambridge: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- [BMCR] Damien Agut-Labordère, Bérangère Redon, Les vaisseaux du désert et des steppes: les camélidés dans l’Antiquité (Camelus dromedarius et Camelus bactrianus). Archéologie(s), 2. Lyon: MOM Éditions, 2020.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the same thing [as yesterday? or more thunder?]
… 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)