#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 5, 2022

Hodie est Non. Sex. 2775 AUC ~ 8 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Kyle Harper to discuss how pandemics and disease played a far greater role in the decline of the Roman Empire than previously understood. On the show Kyle, Dominic, and Tom discuss life expectancy, how the Roman Empire was ‘bad for people’s health’, the Antonine Plague, and more.

This week we take a look at the Latin Language. From where it came from to how to study the language and it`s history and it`s role in the modern world. Find out this week on “Well That Aged Well”. With “Erlend Hedegart”

In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, the elusive American princess opens up about her relationship with the late Prince Nicolò, the unpleasant inheritance fight she’s currently embroiled in with her stepsons, how she feels about the prospect of being forced from her home, and—perhaps most intriguingly—what it’s like to live at Villa Aurora, a five-hundred-year-old home decorated with paintings by Guercino, Pomerancio, and even Caravaggio, with its gardens full of ancient statuary.

It is a big thanks to Gerrard for emailing Murray this question. Murray tells us about who is his favourite military author, and why.

With the victory over the Persian invasions in 479 BC, the Greeks had continued operations in the Aegean against Persian controlled areas. Though, objectives and priorities of many of the city states had shifted with this common threat ejected from Greek lands. This would see yet another league formed, that of the Delian league, who would continue campaigning throughout the Aegean. While these campaigns continued on for the next 10 years, political developments within the Greek mainland would evolve with the new reality. The Persian threat had united the many Greek city states, putting their suspicions and interests in the background. Now though, what had united them had been defeated and these interests and suspicions would once again come to the forefront. Both Athens and Sparta would now attempt to establish a policy that would suit their cities in the post war period. Though, both polies would have a number of paths open to them with different factions within their political systems competing for their preferred path. As events unfolded over the next decade both city states would eventually settle on a policy. This period would see the hero of Salamis, Themistocles ostracised, freeing the way for his opponents in Athens. While Sparta would be contending with regions on the Peloponnese growing in influence with the rise of democratic factions within them. This forcing them to bring their focus back closer back to their home region. Though, these developments would be seen to be connected as the various factions manoeuvred for political advantage.

A re-airing of Liv’s reading of Ovid’s Heroides, Paris to Helen and Helen to Paris. Ovid’s Heroides are fictional letters between mythological figures… These two are particularly incredible (and in the case of Paris, hilarious). Ovid’s Heroides, translated by Grant Showerman. This is not a standard narrative story episode, it’s simply a bonus reading of Homer. For regular episodes look for any that don’t have “Liv Reads…” in the title!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it signifies that the women are the more sagacious.

… 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)