Hodie est a.d. XIV Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- PaleoJudaica.com: What was the sin of Onan?
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- Chanoeka – Mainzer Beobachter
- Born on Third Base, Didn’t Hit a Triple – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
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- Cluster C – Academic Blessing or Curse?
- The Curious Case of Vetranio Part II: Constantina Augusta
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Assorted Twitter Threads
Often overshadowed by his more successful peers (anyone heard of Julius Caesar?), Crassus’ rise and fall from power is that of legend. A Roman General, Statesman, and once called the ‘Richest Man In Rome’, Crassus’ power and influence is undisputed. But how did Crassus come to obtain such power, and just how far can the mighty actually fall? In this episode, Tristan is joined by Sir Peter Stothard to talk us through the rise and fall of this often overlooked figure. From his involvement in quelling the Spartacus rebellion, to his untimely death on the battle field, what is there to learn about this pillar of Roman society – and just how did his head end up as a theatre prop?
- Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Greek & Roman Mythology Retold: Liv Reads Ovid: The Metamorphoses, Book IV (Part 2) on Apple Podcasts
Liv reads part 2 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book IV, translated by Brookes More. More of the cursed house of Thebes, Cadmus and Harmonia, and even… Perseus’ hunt for Medusa and his rescue of Andromeda.
In the depths of winter a festival took place which celebrated the goddess Demeter, the Haloa. It was an all woman affair with drinking, fire and an all night feast. Oh, and rude language was a must. Episode notes on ancientblogger.com with images, a transcipt, sources and further reading.
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- Rules Of Genre: Explaining Ancient Poetry With Standup Comedy – YouTube | Classics in Color
- Geese A-Laying Etymology – YouTube | Alliterative
- Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb (Full Episode) | Lost Treasures of Egypt – YouTube | National Geographic
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- AJA ~ Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean By Carolina López-Ruiz. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2021.
- AJA ~ Athens at the Margins: Pottery and People in the Early Mediterranean World By Nathan T. Arrington. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2021.
- AJA ~ Etruscan Literacy in Its Social Context Edited by Ruth D. Whitehouse (Accordia Specialist Studies on Italy 18). London: Accordia Research Institute 2020.
- L’espace pontique : vers de nouvelles perceptions du monde ancien | Spartokos a lu
- BMCR ~ Joel P. Christensen, The many-minded man: the Odyssey, psychology, and the therapy of epic. Myth and poetics, 2. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020.
- BMCR ~ Robert A. Kaster, Studies on the text of Seneca’s De beneficiis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.
- BMCR ~ Stefano G. Caneva, L. Lorenzon, The materiality of Hellenistic ruler cults. Kernos supplements, 36. Liège: Centre international d’étude de la religion grecque antique. Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2020.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the prolongation of war.
… 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)