#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 11, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 19 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this podcast Jean is joined by fellow ancient history and fantasy/sci-fi fan to talk about the paralels between mythology, ancient history and their favourite books. Jill delves deep into the legends of J.R.R Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth, highlighting some major comparisons with Greek mythology. George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series turns out to resemble the Roman empire. The hosts demonstrate how J. K. Rowling threaded classics throughout Harry Potter’s characters and spells. And the mythological inspiration behind The Hunger Games turns out to involve a Minotaur. Discover all of this and more in detail in this week’s episode.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends possible abundance on both land and sea.

… 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)