#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 19, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 17 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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[There were also several items hyping/related to the announcement of an upcoming Troy exhibition at the British Museum]

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In this episode we look at Augustus’s indecision on crossing the Rhine.  While Marcus rectified his mistake by pushing the Sicambri back across the Rhine, Augustus starts to build up Gaul.  For the next 3 years he will stay in Gaul and the Rhine stays on his mind.  While Augustus pauses before making the leap, his stepsons Tiberius and Drusus make a name for themselves clearing the Alps of enemy tribes.  Drusus (young, dashing, and highly charismatic) sees Germany as his Gallic campaign to prove himself worthy.  Meanwhile his older brother is not a fan.  The question is who will convince the Emperor?

When we last left the Oedipus family, they all found out they were more related than they ever thought possible. It’s somehow about to get even worse

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 18, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 16 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Catharina et Iustus de societate nomine Lupercal, ab amicissima Serena Shirley condita, colloquuntur.

We discuss a person who had an important impact on both science and language: Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles. In particular, we talk about the use of poetry to explain science, from Hesiod to Lucretius to Darwin to Baba Brinkman, and the new wave of science communicators on and off line.

 In the time around 60 AD when the Romans were occupying what would later become the country of England, a grand rebellion took place. The fight was taken to the Romans by the fierce warrior Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe of Briton…

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 17, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 15 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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De tribus maximis praeceptis quibus puto in formandae rationes docendi Latine. Respuo etiam nomen “methodi” ut non iam aptum

Fiona joins David to discuss the Roman Society, including how it’s developed and the challenges it faces, the upcoming FIEC & CA conference, her work on the emperors Anastasius and Justinian, what led her to study Byzantium, and what areas of Late Antiquity she thinks need exploring.

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 14, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XVIII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 12 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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At the same time as Hermes takes flight to Calypso’ island, in order to rescue Odysseus, Athena takes flight to Ithaka, in order to “rescue” 20-year old Telemachus: from his remarkable immaturity. This episode picks up the story in the twentieth year of Odysseus’ absence, and details the “Ithacan constitutional crisis” confronting Penelope, Telemachus, and the people of Ithaka:  “What to do, when your king/your husband/your father, may or may not, be dead?

My guest this week is Fiona Macintosh, Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, and Curator of the Ioannou Centre at Oxford University. We chat about the influence of the classics on English literature and its place in our modern world, her own path to her classical education, and the lessons she’s learned as a teacher.

Even as late as 24 CE, Tiberius seems to be mostly rational, although his view on majestas was hardening. He refused to allow Further Spain to erect a temple to himself and his mother. And when Sejanus asked for permission to marry Livia Julia, Drusus’ widow, Tibbo turned him down.

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#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 13, 2019

Hodie est Idibus Iuniis 2772 AUC ~ 11 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

 

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