#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 8, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Jul. 2775 AUC ~ 10 Hekatombion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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With the discovery of the city of Ai Khanoum in northeastern Afghanistan, the idea of a strong Greek presence in the makeup of Hellenistic Bactria was reinforced. At the same time, they also demonstrate a reliance on local Bactrian traditions and the formation of brand new identities. Dr. Rachel Mairs, a historian of Hellenistic Central Asia and author of “The Hellenistic Far East”, joins the show to discuss the nature of identity, reassessing how we perceive “Greekness” or any other type of cultural classification in the face of a complex archaeological and epigraphical record.

It is the 1,900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian’s Wall, that is if it was begun in AD 122 and not AD 119. Not only is there doubt over the year construction was started on the wall, but we also are not completely sure what its function was. As such, a good topic for the team to discuss.

Liv speaks with Justin Lorenzo Biggi who studies Athenian citizenship, autochthony, and how both intersect with disability in ancient Athens. It turns out Autochthony isn’t just about being born of the snakey-legged early peoples of Athenian mythology…

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it portends peace for the community, but disaster for the herds and an outbreak of a dry cough.

… 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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