#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of May 2-3, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Non. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 11 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Tres amici quosdam mores cibos edendi necnon alia tractant.

All you need is love. History goddess Bettany Hughes joins us to talk about Venus & Aphrodite, life under lockdown and her new TV series about The Odyssey.

The second episode of The Planchet features guests Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator for Roman Coins for the ANS, and Dr. Katie Cupello, expert on Mark Antony and Roman portraiture, as they talk about Antony, his many wives, political iconography, and his program of coinage in the Roman East.

A retrospective on the material we’ve covered thus far as we head into Early Christianity and Late Antiquity, plus some announcements.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance imported from abroad.

… 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)