Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Maimakterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad.
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- Peopling the Past: Making Waves in the Aegean: Lana Radloff and the Milesian Seascape on Apple Podcasts
In this episode, Dr. Lana Radloff speaks about seascapes, the ancient sensory experience of the Mediterranean, and the ancient city of Miletus.
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Helen King joins us to talk all about the nonsense that has emerged about medicine in the ancient world and to put us right.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a dangerous war.
… 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)