Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 15th, 2023

Hodie est Id. Mai. 2776 AUC ~ 25 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Carole Raddato is a photographer and world traveller who since 2012 has been following in the steps of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and has visited more than 1,000 sites, museums, and exhibitions. She writes about her expeditions on her popular blog, Following Hadrian, and posts images of the art and architecture of Hadrian from around […]

One of the most famous Babylonian Kings – Nebuchadnezzar II was a legendary ruler who appears in biblical stories, cuneiform texts, and was immortalised in monumental architecture. Ruling Babylon at it’s imperial height, and commanding an empire that spanned from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, his strength and might is unchallenged. But what do we actually know about the man who ruled over one of the greatest empires of the ancient world? In the first episode of our new series delving into Babylon’s mysterious history – Tristan chats to Professor Paul-Alain Beaulieu to explore Nebuchadnezzar’s early life and his rise to kingship. Examining the defining conquests of this period, the cosmopolitan city-centre he created, and deciphering the monumental architecture erected in his honour – what is there to learn about Babylon in this period, what legacy did Nebuchadnezzar leave behind?

Synopsis: Hazael of Aram-Damascus and Jehu of Israel bring desolation to the house of Omri. After decades of leading Assyrian campaigns, Shalmaneser III dispatches his turtanu, Dayan-Assur, to fight the newly-formed kingdom of Urartu.

From the beginning of human nature, the aspect of religion has accompanied us through our evolutionary journey, but what started religion and what factors turned it into what we know today?

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance.

… 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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