#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 5, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Non. Mart. 2772 AUC ~ 11 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Tres amici de eis rebus loquuntur quae se maxime terrent.

Forget what you thought you knew about Dionysus and his cozy wine-drinking image. This is the Dionysus of Thrace. The Dionysus of Mithradates. Of Spartacus. Of revolutionaries across the classical world. This is the story of how one wandering god inspired people to rise up against injustice. In this episode, we look at Dio’s origin story, his mythography, and how his journey across the ancient world followed in the steps of winemaking.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, the Spring will be pleasant and the Summer fruitful.

… 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)

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