Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 28th, 2023

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Mai. 2776 AUC ~ 8 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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This week Jeff and Dave wander back into the lush, crowded undergrowth of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ prose, guided by the inimitable Erling B. “Jack” Holstmark. Does the vine-swinging, croc-wrestling, ape-aping Tarzan really have anything to do with Odysseus? Hercules? Neither? Or does Dave’s late Prof. have a case of academicitis, “seeing what’s not there”? Come along with us as we finish up looking at the abiding influence of Animals, Hero, and Themes, the final chapter of Holtsmark’s 1981 monograph. And remember, “We live in a world of illusion, where everything’s peaches and cream. We all face a scarlet conclusion, but we spend our time in a dream.” You’re going to (jungle) love this episode! Just make sure that crate of papaya doesn’t wait all night by your door.

Alex asks, ‘When is the last documented evidence of one of the original Roman Legions being in existence? I remember reading about Legio V Macedonica being based in Egypt just before the Arab Conquests in the 640s, but I am unsure if this is factually correct’. Murray lists us the last documented evidence for the Legions.

As the Roman empire lost the western provinces something very different was happening in the east. Odaenathus remained on the side of Rome, but assumed the title of King, building his influence throughout the region, to the point where it became a problem for Gallienus. Part III of ‘Gallienus’ Guest: Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Head of the Centre for Classical Studies at the Australian National University).

Paestum is a city on the western coast of Italy, founded by Greeks and known in the modern day as the site of impressive temples and elaborately painted tombs. Guest: Dr Tiziana D’Angelo (Director, Archeological Park of Paestum and Vella).

Liv Albert joins us to ponder the age-old question: follow your dreams, or follow the money? Liv is the host of the podcast Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! and the author of the books Greek Mythology and Nectar of the Gods.

In this week we take a look at the infamous Batle of Teutoborg forest. Which was one of Romes most significant defeats in history. We are talking a lot about what lead up to the battle, The battles place in history, and of course the infamous battle itself. Was this really what stopped the Roman expansion into Germany? Find out This week on “Well That Aged Well”.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the shields being saved by the people.

… 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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