Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 31, 2022

Hodie est pr. Kal. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 7 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Located in modern day Ukraine, Olbia was the largest ancient Greek settlement on the coast of the Black Sea. A mix of Scythian and Greek culture, Olbia interacted with settlements and cultures across the ancient world. In this episode, Tristan is joined by Dr Owen Rees to talk about the fascinating and wonderful history of this peripheral city state – that despite all odds, managed not only to survive, but ultimately thrive.

Synopsis: The Country Lords of Carchemish adorned their city with temples and monuments. But Assyrian conquests in the Khabur River valley heralded a growing eastern threat. “I am the ruler Katuwa, Country Lord of Carchemish, son of the Country Lord Suhi (II), grandson of the Country-Lord Astuwatamanza. The gods raised me by the hand and they gave to me my paternal succession. And because of my justice the gods raised me in strength….I myself then constructed the temple for the Storm God of Carchemish with that abundance, and I established for him seasonal offerings.” – Inscription of Katuwa on the King’s Gate at Carchemish, late 10th/early 9th century BC

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Kicking off a new batch of the series that seeks to find out how the classics compares to modern day, Jasmine is joined by the brilliant Andrew Hunter Murray, best selling author, journalist and one of the indomitable QI elves. Talk ranges from misunderstood monsters to modern horror and, just to warn you, there is some bad mouthing of Cicero…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[no entry for today]

… 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)