#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for January 30, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News


In Case You Missed It

Classicists and Classics in the News

Public Facing Classics

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

In this month’s episode we talk to Professor David Langslow about the origins of language, in particular of Indo-European languages. We discuss their development, the diversification and also the role which Latin has played and continues to play in the modern world.

Today’s episode covers how the removal of Ancient Greek artifacts from Greece by Lord Elgin played out, how these sculptures became part of the collection of the British Museum, and why the controversy over all this has continued until today.

Statius’ Thebaid, Books 7-12. Six hundred years after Aeschylus, Statius once again brought the Theban epic to a thunderous conclusion.

Book Reviews

Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends death everywhere.

… 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)