#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 2, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Non. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Apuleius’ The Golden Ass is Ancient Rome’s only novel to survive in full – a strange, often disturbing fairytale that had a huge influence on posterity.

One of the unexpected results from the UK leaving the European Union, is that the British Museum may finally be forced to hand back one of its most famous artefacts, the Elgin Marbles, to the country it was taken from more than 200 years ago. Mark Sutton on the significance of the Parthenon Marbles with Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney, Vrasidas Karalis.

We travel back to Ancient Rome on episode 3 of I, Podius. On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode three of I, Claudius, “What Shall We Do About Claudius.” We’re introduced to a young adult Claudius played by the great Sir Derek Jacobi who is learning that pragmatism may keep him safe in a world of poisonous figs and deadly grandmothers. Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you and more!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an end to the threatening business.

… 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)