Hodie est pr. Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 7 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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We welcome back Paul Anthony Jones, of Haggard Hawks fame, to ell us about his new book “Why Is This a Question?”. We talk about how his experience of social media has changed since we last interviewed him in 2016, what it was like researching a book covering such wide-ranging topics, the state of the publishing industry, and more.
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New data shows that cities in southern Mesopotamia were often islands in the stream divided by canals with lots of open spaces. What does it mean for early urban life if you have to take a gondola to work? Did kids learn to swim at Sumerian YMCAs? Who knew that urbanism was such a splash?
“Before, sleep felt like coming alive. Before, in dream, he walked among heroes”… Heather Chapman’s solemn, atmospheric tale of war brings us towards the end of our audiobook – but fear not, there are still a few stories still remaining. This episode was narrated by Dr Alex McAuley, Honorary Secretary of the Classical Association.
Atlantis is one of the most compelling legends – an advanced, mythical civilisation, wiped out by an unknown phenomenon. The allure of this civilisation, rich in lost knowledge and culture, is obvious. But how do archaeologists separate fact from fiction? How can they be confident about the past, whilst remaining open to new ideas? Flint Dibble, an archaeologist at Cardiff University, joins Dan to talk about Atlantis and how experts should treat new discoveries and evidence.
The excellent Simon Elliot returns to talk all about the material legacy of Ancient Rome visible in the world today.
How should we live? This is the basic question for all of us. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast Edith Hall, author of the book Aristotle’s Way, gives a sympathetic answer to Aristotle’s take on this question.
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- BMCR ~ Françoise Dunand , According to the Order of the God: Oracular Practices in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Paris: Editions de Boccard, 2022.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a time when mortals are favoured by the gods. Of course, there will be evils as well.
… 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)