Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 16 Gamelion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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- Herculaneum, the beach of the ancient city is reborn. A unique case in the world – CorrieredelMezzogiorno.it
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- AWOL – The Ancient World Online: Open Access Digital Library: Classica Digitalia
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- D.A. Bragg returns 14 stolen antiquities to Italy
- The Iliad in Memes: Book 21-24 – CSMFHT Writes
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- Accessible Art History: Accessible Art History Lecture: Art of Amarna Egypt 1/25/2023 on Apple Podcasts
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- Literature and History: Episode 101: Against the Pagans (Augustine’s City of God, Part 1 of 2) on Apple Podcasts
Augustine’s City of God, Part 1 of 2. The first half of the City of God is a broadside against paganism – its culture, religion, and history, subjects about which Augustine had much to say.
This episode contains graphic references. Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. Her origin story is one of the more colourful ones, being born from the foam of Uranus’s castrated genitals. Her life is no less dramatic, and one where love and war are intimately connected. She is unhappily married to the son of Zeus and Hera, Hephaestus, yet carries on her affair with Ares, God of War, and her competitive relationship with Hera and Athena results in the beginning of the Trojan War. In this episode, Tristan Hughes is joined by host of the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! podcast, Liv Albert. Together they discuss Aphrodite’s origin in both myth and what she shares with warrior goddesses from other ancient cultures, as well as her most famous myths, and how she’s become one of the most iconic deities history has ever known.
- Satura Lanx – Latin language and literature for beginners: Cursus gratuitus DE MORTE PLINII incipiet die IX m. Februarii (et aliqua de rebus futuris!) on Apple Podcasts
Epaminondas’ victory at Leuctra created the Theban Hegemony, a brief period where Thebes dominated Greek politics. There has always been criticism that when Thebes defeated Sparta at the battle of Leuctra they had no real plan to replace the Spartan domination of Greece with one of their own. Hence the Theban hegemony of Greece was short-lived. One consideration to keep in mine is that Thebes only sought to end Spartan domination, not replace it. By achieving that feat at Leuctra, they actually created a power vacuum (which would eventually be filled by Macedon under Philip II, achieving domination of Greece in 338).
A primer on the famous story of Atlantis and the debate it has inspired. What do we actually know? What do the experts think?
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- JCT ~ Virgil: The Aeneid. (D.) Ferry (trans.) Pp. xxxiv + 427, ill, map. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2017, 2022.
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- travel – Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria: A majestic monument in the Egyptian city founded by Alexander the Great – Telegraph India
- Why Did The Romans Steal Other Peoples’ Gods? » Science ABC
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a destruction of grain in storage, especially of barley.
… 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)