#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 1, 2022

Hodie est Kal. Sex. 2775 AUC ~ 4 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Listen to the beginning of Virgil’s Aeneid read in Latin. Aeneidis Vergilii initium Latine recitatum. This is part of “Lectiones aestivae”, the summer series where I read passages of Latin texts from all ages.

One of the greatest military commanders in history – it’s no wonder Hannibal and Rome so frequently fought. In the second episode of our Hannibal mini-series, Tristan is once again joined by Dr Louis Rawlings from Cardiff University to examine Hannibal’s movements and clashes post-Trasimene. Looking at the Roman reaction to their second defeat and what happened next, why are these 10 months so important? With horses bathing in vinegar, famed military strategies, and animals being sacrificed – what happened on the road to Cannae?

Was Marcus Aurelius really the enlightened ruler that history books and modern movies portray him as? And is his brand of Stoic philosophy applicable to the modern world? With us to discuss these and other questions is Donald Robertson, a psychotherapist and the author of How to Think Like and Emperor and Verissimus.

Ever wondered how realistic the epic film Gladiator is? Tony Sullivan drops by to tell us all about his new book looking at exactly that

How did piracy feature in ancient Greece? What was it and how did the Greeks respond? In this episode I give an overview from Homer through to the Hellenistic.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends good things for the affairs of state and general abundance.

… 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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