Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 18, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 25 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Venta Silurum was a city on the western fringes of Roman Britannia, established to integrate the conquered tribes of the Silures. Its ruins are found on the grounds of the welsh town of Caerwent, where modern buildings are side by side with the Roman archaeology. Guest: Dr Peter Guest (Vianova Archaeology).

Book VII! Aeneas and co. find themselves in the second half of the game and the stakes just keep getting higher and higher. Will they have the guts to get the glory? At first it seems like a cake walk—smooth sailing up the Tiber, a hearty welcome by the local king, even a swarm of bees seems to be down with it all on the local oracular BuzzFeed.  But is this all just the calm before the big storm? I mean, Latinus is Faun-ing all over Aeneas, but he also makes a rookie mistake—didn’t clear it with the wife. Uh oh, someone’s headed for the doghouse. So, pull up a chair to your (edible?) table and tuck in to the next part of the main course.

When you think of justice in the ancient world, you might think of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, or of the Furies themselves – Tisiphone and Alecto. In today’s episode, Cheryl Byrne brings these characters to life, building to a dramatic crescendo. Fury was narrated by Clare Harvey, member of the Classical Association Teaching Board.

In this episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast, I’m discussing the Arch of Titus.

Jonathan sent this question directly to Murray ‘What was the standard depth of a hoplite line? I see eight mentioned all the time – were there any others?’

After the battle of Tanagra, Athens was able to focus on pursuing its aims throughout Boeotia, the Gulf of Corinth and the Peloponnese. This saw Athens power and influence grow even more at the expense of Sparta and its allies. However, the disaster that would take place in Egypt for Athens would see them now needing to change their policies to better deal with the crisis that was brewing in the Aegean….

Liv reads Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book III, translated by Brookes More. The continuation of Thebes… Echo and Narcissus, Bacchus v. Pentheus, and pirates!

Author Peter Stothard explores the eventful life of Marcus Licinius Crassus, an enormously wealthy politician and general, who rivalled Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great in late Republican Rome. In conversation with Rob Attar, Peter explores Crassus’s rise to wealth and influence, his key role in defeating the Spartacus Revolt, and the disastrous military campaign that ended in his humiliating death.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends war and misfortunes for people in the city.

… 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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