#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 12, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 20 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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I, Podius ain’t your daddy’s I, Claudius-based podcast! On a BONUS episode of I, Podius, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan get the Claud Squad back together!

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator premiered on the 1st May 2000, and to mark the 20th anniversary David and Jay look back on the box-office smash, multi-award winner and cultural phenomenon. They discuss The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), on which Gladiator was based, recreating Rome for the 21st century, whether was Commodus really that bad, what connects Maximus to George Bush Jr, the inspiration by Hans Zimmer’s score, and if Hollywood is ready to make a film with an African emperor…

323 – 30 BCE – The sudden imperial expansion of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian kingdom had a profound effect on the vast area’s diverse cultures.  This episode explores that effect.

Ryan Stitt is the host of The History of Ancient Greece Podcast, and he joins us today to separate fact from the fiction in the 2004 movie Alexander.


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends destruction for fish.

… 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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