#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 18, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XII Id. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 25 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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The wait is over! Episode one of I, Podius is finally here! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan discuss the inaugural episodes of the 1976 BBC miniseries “I, Claudius.” With stellar performances by Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed and many more you’ll want to watch along at home! Plus, John and Elliott discuss why they decided to recap the series and take some “Dispatches From the Empire” –

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a heavy wind and an outbreak of skin disease.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classical Social Media for February 17, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIII Id. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 24 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Though initially a critical failure upon release, subsequent re-cuts of the 2004 “Alexander” film by director Oliver Stone has been more positively received, and it has been praised as one of the most historically accurate films to depict the ancient world thanks to the historical consultant Robin Lane Fox. In this loosely-structured episode, we are joined by Trevor Culley of the “History of Persia Podcast” to give our thoughts on the movie and analyze it from both a technical and (more importantly) a historical perspective.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a very fruitful summer.

… 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)