#Thelxinoe ~ Weekend Edition for November 17, 2019

Hodie est  XV Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 121 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Myth and history are brought together in a new exhibition

We all think we know something of the story of Caligula. We have a picture of him as a destructive monster, an insane sadist. But truth is rarely that simple. Let’s take a look at the sources and their individual biases. And let’s keep in mind that Caligula was Rome’s first true emperor.

Synopsis: Ongoing strife in Anatolia and Egypt allows Antiochus VII to campaign east against the Parthians.  His early successes inspire hopes of a resurgent Seleucid Empire, hopes shattered by his unexpected death.

Whether they’re smuggling stolen artifacts from war-torn countries, displaying forged antiquities, or simply using the guise of a museum to promote, affirm and elevate their own Evangelical Christian beliefs, it seems like there’s always something in the news about the Museum of the Bible – the $500-million philanthropic pet project funded by the Green family of Hobby Lobby fame. As a result, Marisa and I thought it would be fun to have Dr. Jill Hicks Keeton – Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at OU – on The Lost Ogle Show to talk about her new book “The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction.”

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends plenty of food for the flocks.

… 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)