#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for July 29, 2019

Hodie est a.d.  IV Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  28 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Liz joins David to discuss her forthcoming book Tracking Classical Monsters in Popular Culture (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/tracking-classical-monsters-in-popular-culture-9781350109612/) . They chat about the portrayal of monsters in Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion films of the 1960s-80s, as well as more recent depictions, such as in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, reflecting on what makes a good monster and how the presentation of these creatures has changed.

There’s also talk about the place of reception studies in academia more generally, Liz’s research on Seneca, her blog which you can check-out here (https://lizgloyn.wordpress.com/) , and why the Sphinx is the patron monster of defeating mansplaining!

Synopsis: The rediscovery of Ai Khanoum testified to the wealth and power of the Bactrian Kingdom.  Mithridates’ conquest of Babylonia is countered by an unlikely coalition…

topics: Roman models for our Founders, nuclear power, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, & a new Hillsdale online course of the book of Genesis.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government that to which our Founders looked. John Steele Gordon tries to answer why the left refuses to embrace nuclear power. Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen on Shakespeare’s KING LEAR. And Hillsdale’s Justin Jackson is you teacher for a new online course, “The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives.”

This week Patrick and an expert panel of historians, writers and classicists explore the history of ancient Athens. Joining Patrick on the panel were Dr Martine Cuypers, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Robin Waterfield, Historian & Writer and the author of ‘Athens: A History – From Ancient Ideal to Modern City’, Dr Richard Stoneman, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter, Professor Brian Mc Bing, Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin and George Sarrinikolaou, author of ‘Facing Athens: Encounters with the Modern City’
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, there will be abundant crops.

… adapted from the 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)