#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 11, 2022

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Jul. 2775 AUC ~ 13 Hekatombion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Lingua Latina per Se Illustrata, “Familia Romana”, chapter 9 (“Pastor et oves”). Ex LLPSI capitulum IX Latine recitatum. This is part of “Lectiones aestivae”, the summer series where I read passages of Latin texts from all ages.

In the final part of our Samnite Wars episodes, Tristan is once again joined by Dr Kathryn Lomas from Durham University to find out more about these conflicts and the effect they had on the rise of Rome as an ancient superpower. With three wars between the Roman Republic and the Samnite armies, beginning in 343 BC and ending with a Roman victory in 290 BC – what happened in those 53 years? In this episode, Tristan and Kathryn cover the second and third wars, and look at the impact these fabled events had on the socio-political make up of the Italian peninsula. With Rome successfully taking control of large swathes of central and southern Italy, and the arrival of Pyrrhus, one of history’s most infamous men – is this the beginning of Roman domination across the Mediterranean?

Tommy Wasserman discusses New Testament manuscripts and new printed Greek editions. He is Professor at Örebro School of Theology (Sweden) and Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole (Norway).

The influence of Italian literary theatre can be seen in later works, but if there is one form that infiltrated the general consciousness of theatrical comedy on the continent it is the Commedia Dell’arte.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends hot weather, severe rain, and a shortage of grain.

… 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)