Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 22, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XI Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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67 million people currently inhabit the United Kingdom – but what do we know about the original, first Britons? It’s no secret when looking back into pre-history that it was a time of mass migration for animals and people alike, but who were our early inhabitants, and what can we learn about them? In this episode of The Ancients, Professor Chris Stringer returns to the podcast to shine a light on this mysterious part of prehistory. Looking back across millions of years, Chris helps us delve into our distant ancestors’ pasts, and illuminates what they were really like. Looking at the latest archaeological and scientific research, what can we know about the first traces of hominin activity on the British Isles?

Dr. Theodore “Ted” Tarkow, a professor emeritus of Classics at the University of Missouri, joins Lexie to discuss how advising conversations differ when serving as a Dean rather than regular faculty, his philosophy behind the college “sophomore slump”, and his thoughts on the greatest future struggles for Classics & humanities. So tuck in your togas and hop aboard Trireme Transit for this week’s exciting odyssey!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a hot summer with an abundance of crops.

… 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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