Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 18 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Curator Andrew Shapland shows us a tiny fragment which reveals the story of the man who set out to hunt down the mythical minotaur. Sir Arthur Evans went on to become known as the father of archaeology, but his journey reveals a culture war between empires in the Mediterranean.
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Nero hunts down the main conspirators. Some of them are captured, while others help execute their own colleagues without betraying their allegiance to the cause. Piso is urged to mount the rostra in the Forum and make a case to the people, but decides to take the easy way out instead.
- Thebes: Lost City of Ancient Greece with Professor Paul Cartledge – YouTube | Classics for All
- Dr Janina Ramirez: Knossos – Lost Women of the Ancient World – YouTube | Lytham St Annes Classical Association Lytham St Annes Classical Association
- ODYSSEY BOOK 10: Circe Finally Makes Her Debut In Greek Mythology! – YouTube | Moan Inc.
- In the Beginning – History, Legend, and Myth in Genesis. Interview with Dr. Bart Ehrman – YouTube | Digital Hammurabi
- History of the Iliad and the Trojan War – YouTube | World History Encyclopedia
- BMCR – Hannah Cobb, Karina Croucher, Assembling archaeology: teaching, practice, and research. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
- BMCR – Alan K. Bowman, Charles V. Crowther, Simon Hornblower, Rachel Mairs, Kyriakos Savvopoulos, Corpus of Ptolemaic inscriptions. Volume 1, Alexandria and the Delta (Nos. 1-206). Part I: Greek, bilingual, and trilingual inscriptions from Egypt. Oxford studies in ancient documents. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
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- Pont du Gard – Smarthistory
- Watch the Final Hours of the Once Vibrant City, Pompeii
- History of Cheating in Olympics Goes Back to Antiquity
- Centauridae, the Mystical Creatures from Ancient Greek Mythology
- The curious story of Rome’s talking statues – Wanted in Rome
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends and outbreak of reptiles and worms
[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends pleasant breezes.
… 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)