#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 4, 2022

Hodie est pr. non. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 3 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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…In this episode, Sheila Barker, founding director of the Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists at the Medici Archive Project, discusses Artemisia’s extraordinary art and enduring legacy….

Adam asks ‘Slings are an iconic weapon of the ancient period, but don’t seem to have been used much in later periods. What made them so suited to ancient warfare?’ Murray is on his own and tackles this one.

What connects the British and Roman empire? How is the British Empire still relevant to us today? Explore history with Rosie and Chris as they discuss the British and Roman Empires in the very first episode of the Past and present podcast.

The Palestine Exploration Fund is a familiar name to many who work or visited Jerusalem. While the general sense is that it was a branch of British colonialism in the region, its origin and institutional life are not necessarily located within the machinations of the British government. The PEF was born in the late 19th century with the idea to promote the scientific discovery of biblical locations and archaeological sites through the mapping and surveying of Palestine and Jerusalem. Felicity Cobbing, Chief Executive and Curator of the PEF, takes us through the history and archives of the PEF discussing its origins, functioning and legacy. With the Felicity we have unpacked several issues, including the role of women and of the colonial connections between the PEF and the British government. The first Ordnance Survey of 1865 which fostered the establishment of the PEF and later the production of a general survey of Palestine, it can be safely said that it change the way the city of Jerusalem was understood and portrayed.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, humans will not only look troubled, they will be troubled in the minds.

… 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)

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