Hodie est pr. Non. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 3 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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- The Mausoleum of Augustus and the Piazza Augusto Imperatore – Smarthistory
- Ad Navseam: Ides, Ides, Baby!: Caesar’s Assassination in the Roman Historians (Ad Navseam, Episode 79) on Apple Podcasts
Well, the Ides of March may have already come and gone, but the guys are determined to jump headlong into one of the most famous dates and deaths in world history. C’mon, you might say, we all had to suffer through that Shakespeare play in 10th grade, right? Haven’t we all heard this one before? Well, let us ask you—have you heard it involving a close comparison of the existing ancient accounts, on-the-fly translation improvements, the lurid umbra of res flagitiosa, that kid from Spider-man, and Jeff carping about an unsolicited “Senior Discount”? Methinks (as old Willy S. might say) not. So don’t be a Brute–take a stab at this one, hear all the gory details, and even Google Map your way through Rome to the feline sanctuary where the deed went down.
In Ancient Greece, the symposium was no ordinary after-dinner drinking party, but one in which the Hellenic men of society got together to wine, recline and philosophise. They took various forms depending on the whim of the leader of the symposium – the symposiarch – but were exclusively male affairs (aside from the occasional courtesan or two). In this episode Tristan is joined by Michael Scott, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, to find out more about the soirée of booze, babes and slaves that was the Ancient Greek symposium.
43 – 848 – When the Romans invaded Britain they discovered people who had decorated their bodies with bright colours. Who were these people and what became of them?
- The History Of European Theatre: Spanish Renaissance Theatre part 2: Before the Comedia on Apple Podcasts
Continuing the story of the development of theatre through the early Spanish renaissance via the life and works of the playwrights. With apologies for the slightly raspy ‘post-covid’ throat at the time of recording. I hope it does not spoil your enjoyment of the episode…
Livia had a Villa in Prima Porta, and the high vantage point provided her with a sweeping view of the city of Rome. It is known for a famous statue of Augustus and a luxurious garden dining room. Dr Victoria Austen (Lecturer in Classics, University of Winnipeg).
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- Eating Grandma: Old Age & Treatment of the Elderly in Ancient Greece – YouTube | Classics in Color
- Octavian, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium – YouTube | Penn Museum
- Drunken arguments, teenage conquests: Alexander before he was Great
- BMCR – Michael Eisenberg, Asher Ovadiah, Cornucopia: studies in honor of Arthur Segal. Archaeologica, 180. Roma: Editore G. Bretschneider, 2019.
- BMCR – Emilio Suárez de la Torre, Eros mágico. Recetas eróticas mágicas del mundo antiguo. Monografías de Filología Griega, 31. Zaragoza: Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 2021.
- BMCR – Tom Mackenzie, Poetry and poetics in the Presocratic philosophers: reading Xenophanes, Parmenides and Empedocles as literature. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends anger on the part of the powerful against those who are just.
… 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)