Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Jul. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia
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Public Facing Classics
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Association/Departmental Blogs and News
- Blog: Teaching in a Time of Anti-Asian Violence: Reflections on Asian & Asian American Experiences in Classical Studies, Part 1 | Society for Classical Studies
- Reading Classics at Rome: A review of the first post-covid study trip | Classics at Reading
Cleopatra VII was part of a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C. Cleopatra served as the dominant ruler in all three of her co-regencies and was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. Stacy Schiff is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra: A Life. Stacy joins Dan on the podcast to reconstruct Cleopatra’s life. From ascension to the throne, her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, to her eventual death, Stacy and Dan chart the life of a ruler who controlled the largest territory of any woman.
- This Week in the Ancient Near East: Feeding Spice Caravans in the Negev, or Midnight at the Oasis, Try the Oysters and Crabs on Apple Podcasts
The discovery of oysters and crabs at Nabatean and Roman caravan sites in the Negev has us thinking, what’s going on here? What do we learn about trade and traders from food remains? Have we been too focused on the exports and not enough on the imports? One thing is for sure, you gotta eat.
- Live from Mount Olympus: Persephone 10: When You Return, Everything Will Bloom Again on Apple Podcasts
Never before has the Earth faced a challenge like this. Half the year with no harvest means half the year without food. Together, Persephone and Demeter must find a way to save humanity, and maybe learn a bit more about each other along the way.
Countless faces of real people survive in ancient portraiture, but how often do we know their names, or anything about their lives? In this episode, Dr. Judith Swaddling joins Melissa and Chelsea to talk about Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa, an Etruscan woman who lived over 2000 years ago in Italy. Seianti is an incredible person to get to know, since we have a full-sized portrait of her lying atop her sarcophagus, as well as the physical remains of her skeleton. Listen in as Dr. Swaddling reveals the layers of Seianti’s past and discusses the limits to how much we can actually know about any one person from the ancient Mediterranean world.
- BMCR – Christopher A. Faraone, Hexametrical genres from Homer to Theocritus. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a good harvest.
… 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)