#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 3, 2022

Hodie est a.d. III Non. Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Another episode of my Latin language podcast, where we speak about Persius and Petronius, the mysteryous author of “Satyricon”.

Synopsis: The Great Kings of Carchemish continue ruling over a Hittite rump state in northern Syria as they support the region’s recovery.  After an attack by the Assyrian king Ashur-bel-kala, the Carchemish dynasty is supplanted by the house of Suhi.

They’ve both been described as the greatest military commanders in the ancient world, but who really takes the title? Alexander, the undefeated conqueror of the largest empire in the world, or Caesar, a leader who was critical in expanding and creating what later became the Roman Empire? For this episode, Tristan is joined by Dr Simon Elliott, author of Alexander the Great versus Julius Caesar: Who was the Greatest Commander in the Ancient World? Together, they analyse their leadership styles, victories, and their tactical and strategic genius, to finally answer who really was the greatest military leader.

In the modern academy, Classics – the study of ancient Greek and Roman language, culture, and society – is usually separated from Egyptology, which deals with ancient Egyptian civilisation and history. But that separation falsifies the real relationship between Greece, Rome, and Egypt, which was one of cultural exchange, commercial interdependence, and eventually colonisation. In this episode, Shivaike Shah speaks to Professor Katherine Blouin from the University of Toronto and Professor Rachel Mairs from the University of Reading about the history of contact between Greece, Rome and Egypt, and why its importance has been downplayed in the university since the beginnings of Egyptology in the 19th century.

World renowned Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney, a professor of Egyptian Art & Architecture at UCLA, joins Lexie to talk about the future of Egyptology, how to get involved in the field without earning a PhD, required writing & languages as a form of gatekeeping, and dealing with pressure to love your work even if it makes you miserable. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends loss for those in war after being victorious; nevertheless there will be abundance.

… 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)