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In this episode on the FINAL (AT LAST) Percy Jackson book, we talk about the Iliad (some more), Nico DiAngelo ex machina, and why Hestia is the most underrated Greek deity.
What is Silphium and why was it so valuable for ancient Greeks and Romans alike? In today’s episode I am exploring the long history of the mysterious plant Silphium, how is it connected with the prosperous ancient Greek colony of Cyrene, in modern day Libya, and I try to answer the question if indeed went extinct! Join me for another archaeogastronomical adventure into the deep Meditarannean past; let’s taste some ancient recipe with Silphium and see if we can unravel the mystery of its supposed disappearance and how we today can we get a taste of it…!
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Conversations: Textual Ghosts, The Intersection of Athenian Autochthony and Disability, w/ Justin Lorenzo Biggi on Apple Podcasts
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…
- A.D. History Podcast: How Did The Library of Alexandria Actually Burn Down? | 391 AD-400 AD on Apple Podcasts
The Library of Alexandria evokes powerful images for the destruction of the greatest institution of higher learning and research in the ancient world. Many assume the Library of Alexandria’s demise occurred in a single sweeping inferno. In reality, the Library’s destruction occurred in several major episodes over the span of centuries. We not only explore the history of the celebrated Library and how it actually met its fate, but focus on the events of 391 AD; with the Library enduring one of the final nails in its coffin. As an unfortunate innocent bystander – it was the victim of the anti-pagan Christian purges occurring due to Theodosius I declaring the Roman Empire’s official adoption of Christianity as the single state religion…
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends a vision of the gods and the promotion of many good people.
[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends lifesaving river waters.
… 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)