#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 12, 2022

Hodie est pr. Id. Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 10 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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The Roman fort functioned as a base of operations for the army, a defensive and functional structure that could protect both the frontier of the Roman Empire and the supply lines. Guest: Dr Adrian Goldsworthy (historian and author, whose most recent work of fiction is titled ‘The Fort’).

The LEGO Colosseum is one of the largest LEGO sets available, containing more that 9000 pieces. It has been designed on such a scale to convey the monumental nature of the Colosseum in Rome, and contains many design elements that reflect those of the building. Guest: Rok Zgalin Kobe (Senior Designer, LEGO Group)

Francesca Peacock speaks to The Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins about her Greek Myths: A New Retelling, illustrated by Chris Ofili. How does weaving wind its way through ancient culture? How do you go about retelling stories that have been told so many times before?

WELCOME BACK to Actually Interesting History! In the first episode of Season 3 we explore the Great Sphinx! In this episode we cover what a sphinx is, the history of the archaeological excavations, and some ~interesting~ theories about who built it!!

Sermo 115, quo audientibus app “Legentibus” commendo, quo licet libros Latine a Daniel Pettersson recitatos auscultare.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends damage to men’s reputations but there will be plenty of fodder for beasts of burden and an abundance of fish.

… 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)