Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 15, 2022

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

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In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I’m exploring the Roman Forum during its creation and the Republican era.

With Antony distracted with developments in the east, Fulvia finds herself in the familiar position of advocating for her husband’s interests. This escalated to a war with Octavian, the outcome of which would leave Fulvia isolated. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University). Content warning: There is rude Augustan poetry in this episode, as well as some rather insulting missiles. Please be advised.

Vengeance for Rome It’s 437 BCE and Rome finds itself challenged by the king of the Etruscans Lars Tolumnius. But how did Rome get into this situation? In our previous episode, Rome took a break from domestic woes to deal with the execution of four ambassadors. These men had been sent to the colony of Fidenae, which had recently defected to the Etruscan city of Veii…

We’re on hiatus until September 22. Until then, please enjoy this deep dive into Hadrian’s Wall. Hadrian’s Wall is a jaw-dropping engineering achievement stretching 73 miles across hundred-foot-high escarpments and rushing rivers, its earthworks dug deep into unforgiving igneous bedrock. From its walls, Roman and auxiliary soldiers had a unique view of the fall of the Empire. We visited Hadrian’s Wall this May, and are currently releasing videos on our Patreon that we filmed during our visit. Don’t miss out!

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a general change for the worse.

… 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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