Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 5, 2022

Hodie est Non. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 10 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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The Achaemenid Empire, or better known as the First Persian Empire, was one of the largest empires in History – led by Cyrus the Great it covered 2.1 million square miles. But where did it come from? And what do we know about their society? It was in their DNA to travel and explore – so why did the Persians settle on the Eurasian plateau? Tristan is once again joined by Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones from Cardiff University to talk about the rise of the Persians and how they fit into this turbulent period of ancient history. The first society to have worn trousers, the original cowboys, and some of the first peoples to domesticate animals – the rise of the Persian empire dramatically effected intercontinental relationships for years to come.

Simon Forder explains why the Romans never managed to bring Scotland permanently into the Imperial fold, and why Tacitus might have been fibbing about the Battle of Mons Graupius

Vigiliae Virgilianae will show you a new approach to Latin texts, one that trains you to think in Latin and sets you up for success.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an abundance of barley but not so much wheat.

… 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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