Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 11, 2022

Hodie est a.d. III Id. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 18 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Jasper and Murray are joined by Julien Blurel, the brains behind the Invicta YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Invicta demonstrates the true size of a Roman legion. This is the first of their new ‘true size’ series, which aims to bring history to life in 3D using the Unreal Engine. True Size of the Roman Legion really puts into context the Roman army camp, the Legion on the march and the Roman army order of battle.

In our episode on the Sphinx Water Erosion Theory, we discussed the theory that the Sphinx was 10,000 years old. This date would require us to completely reorder our sense of how humanity evolved. We decided it’s simply too out there to be true. But what if we told you that there is an archaeological site 10,000 years old whose shocking discovery did indeed require archaeologists to change the way they interpreted history? It’s like if the Sphinx really did turn out to be really 10,000 years old, except it’s not the Sphinx, and it’s not in Egypt. It’s in Turkey. It’s called Gobekli Tepe. Join us as we explore a wild, weird world of decapitated megaliths, menacing animals in high relief, gardens of megapeens, and a lost culture far closer to the last Ice Age than they are to us.

Liv speaks with translator Stephanie McCarter about her new translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. How she went about translating, favourite sections and characters, and so much more. Find Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by Stephanie McCarter, wherever you get your books. Follow Stephanie on Twitter or check out her website. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content! 

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends human receiving the blessings of the gods because the wind is blowing from the East.

… 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)