Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 17, 2023

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 26 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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In the first of two episodes on Roman Scotland Dr Andrew Tibbs unwraps the different types of fortifications the Romans built. From the large forts through to the small watchtowers we can learn a lot about how the Roman army functioned in Scotland and in general. We also get to answer some questions you sent in which range from logistics to something much more chilling. In the next episode we cover the three Roman campaigns in Scotland – so subscribe to avoid missing out!

We’re talking all things Spartan culture: all the things made them Spartan, set them apart from the rest of the Greek world. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content! CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing. Sources: Constitution of the Lacedaimonians by Xenophon, translated by Xenophon E. C. Marchant and G. W. Bowersock; Spartan Women by Sarah B. Pomeroy; The Public School of Sparta by T. Rutherford Harley; Spartan Education in the Classical Period by Nicolas Richer. Bad Ancient articles of interest: Spartan infanticide myth, Molon Labe, the 300 at Thermopylae.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends non-lethal diseases.

… 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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