#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 26, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Quibus vestimentis indutae, filiae meae pompam spectaverint.

A revision podcast designed to help you revise for the OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE – with revision for the Myth and Religion and Homeric World papers.

Spartacus is an epic historical film based on the life of a Roman gladiator who led a slave rebellion against Rome in the 1st C BCE. In this episode we’ll take a fond look at this cinematic classic, in memory of its leading man, Kirk Douglas. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University)

Caligula suspects a grand conspiracy against his person and the sword falls on a variety of people – including the commander in Gaul, his two surviving sisters and his best friend / lover, Lepidus.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends hot weather and a shortage of water, and scabs on bodies (scabies?).

… 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)