#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for November 11, 2019

Hodie est  a.d. III Id. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

… another slow Monday

In the News

In Case You Missed It

Greek/Latin News

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

This is the seventh episode in a series where I converse with Classicists (and now Assyriologists) about either books or articles that they have published, their current research interests, or just unique classes and topics that they are teaching and exploring further. 

In today’s special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid, Post-Doc at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. Her current research focuses on the use of metaphor in descriptions of mental distress in cuneiform medical texts, and she teaches classes on the Akkadian language and the history of science and medicine in ancient Mesopotamia.

With the death of Ptolemy I Soter, the Hellenistic World would be subject to a collection of his formidable children: Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Arsinoe II, Magas, and Ptolemy Ceraunus. We also spend considerable time discussing the incestuous royal sibling marriages that would become standard policy of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

Dramatic Receptions

Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, men will give thanks to the gods because an easterly wind will blow.

… 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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