Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 10, 2023

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 20 Gamelion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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They asked for permission. Permission was denied… but they did it anyway. That’s the predicament that Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology, Roger Michel, and Director of Technology, Alexy Karenowska found themselves in during 2022. Believing strongly that the British Museum didn’t have the right to deny their request to scan the Parthenon Marbles, both Roger and Alexy hatched a plan to scan the Marbles anyway, using only smartphones and iPads, and in full view of Museum staff. Not only did they manage to do it, the resulting copy of the Selene Horse in Pentelic Marble is an incredible example of what can be done by digital archaeologists, and the challenges it poses to traditional museums, committed to maintaining their collections. Roger and Alexy join Tom and Nick to re-tell the story, and discuss the 200+ year dispute between the UK and Greece, including the loud calls for the restitution of the Marbles to Athens.

Imperium Romanum is a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing history to life, with documentaries looking at everything Ancient Rome; from the army and military equipment to politics, religion, culture, lifestyle and much more. In this episode, Jasper, Murray and Marc are joined by Marc Beermann from Imperium Romanum to talk about what they do.

Turcae Sȳrīque quassātī…

Athens and Sparta had now entered into an agreement known as the 30 years’ peace, seeing the first Peloponnesian come to an end. This would see the creation of two spheres of influence within Greek lands that they would now turn their attention to. In Athens, Pericles would now also see a challenge to his influence within the Athenian political system. All accounts in the sources indicate that the rise of the conservative faction would be the toughest fight Pericles would have to endure to date….

Andreas et Clara, Ilsa absente, loquuntur de rebus quas facere sibi placent hieme. Quid de vobis? Quid tibi placet hieme facere?

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends wild beasts attacking humans.

… 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)