#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 22, 2022

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 21 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus have secured their alliance against Caesar’s assassins, and since they have control of Rome, it’s time for them to get rid of any competition. Proscribing an enemy means they will likely be executed, and their personal fortunes can be confiscated and put towards paying soldiers – and the second triumvirate make full use of this. Part V of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Assistant Professor Zachary Herz (Legal Historian, Department of Classics, University of Colorado Boulder).

Fraser Raeburn talks with Jason Steinhauer about how the internet has shaped the consumption and production of historical knowledge, as detailed in Jason’s new book, History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. 40 minutes.

Murray is still in New Zealand but has found the time to answer this question from patron of the podcast Chris. ‘How much do we trust Homer? Are there good examples of corroborating accounts that give us the means to verify or put his missives in context?’

The Persian Empire was one of the ancient world’s greatest powers. Historian Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones joins me to discuss the rise, reign, and fall of this massive (and massively misunderstood) empire.

The Persian invasion of 480 BC had now been defeated with the victory over Xerxes land forces on the Greek Boeotian plains outside Plataea. While his navy was destroyed in Persian controlled lands below mount Mycale on the Anatolian coast. The Greeks would continue operations into 479 under Athenian command for the first time, sailing into the Hellespont where Persian influence in the area would be extinguished…

Liv reads the remaining, shorter Homeric Hymns to gods and heroes, translated by HG Evelyn-White. Sing of Aphrodite and Dionysus, Pan and Hermes, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, even the mother of all gods. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it’s a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regular episodes look for any that don’t have “Liv Reads…” in the title!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends destruction of/by flies.

… 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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