#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of March 28-29, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Synopsis: With Rome encroaching from the north and south, the sons of Grypus battle Parthians, usurpers and local powers to keep their hold on Syria…

In this CC Shorts episode, Elton talks to Dr Jody Cundy (University of Toronto) about her work on Pausanias’ Description of Greece. The conversation ranges over the themes of wonder, travel writing, and paradoxography (‘the cataloguing of marvels’), and how Pausanias represents Greece as a place of enchantment – from its most famous ruins to a simple rock on the ground.

Something a little lighter to cheer everyone up this month – in this story, a young man throws a wild party, not realising his father has come home from a foreign business trip early, and a clever slave comes up with a novel idea for keeping the father out of the house… We’re all going through a rough time at the minute, one way or another, so rather than something scary or sad, I’ve gone for a bit of comic relief with this one! This story has been adapted from Plautus, Mostellaria, 446-531.

This episode of Tony Robinson’s Romans looks into the life of the infamously mad and ‘evil’ Emperor Caligula. We’ll be exploring his rise to power, the many attempts on his life and his most famous decision to make his horse a member of the senate. Historians Anthony Barrett and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill join Tony to explore the mind of Caligula.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a better reputation for women.

… 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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