#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 21, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 19 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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What happened after the Ides of March? How did the Romans go from co-ordinated assassinations to the Pax Romana? From Tyranny to prosperity? In this third episode of our Ides of March series, Tristan is joined by Dr Hannah Cornwell to discuss the turbulent relations that erupted between Marc Antony and Octavian (Young Caesar), following Julius Caesar’s assassination. Secluded meetings, arranged marriages, reconciliations, dissensions, and a love affair for the ages – what really happened between the Young Caesar and Marc Antony?

As Antony heads north he finds the city of Mutina defended by Decimus Brutus. Antony lays siege, but he doesn’t count on a young Octavian leading the army to confront him. Part III of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University).

The Situation in Spain prior to the Renaissance period with a summary of developments in the Roman and Medieval periods in Spain….

Simon Turney chats to Beth and Zack about the life of Agricola – a Roman with a particular expertise in dealing with the unruly province of Britannia.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prosperity after wars and destructive hot weather.

… 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)

2 thoughts on “#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 21, 2022

  1. Hi David. The story you feature today, accompanying the discovery of a gold stater of Verica seems to have a very long reach indeed; the absurd speculation therein suggests a tall tale, constructed as clickbait or to sell newspapers.

  2. yeah … it was a coin toss sort of thing to include. I did check that it wasn’t April 1 …

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