#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 15, 2020

Hodie est Id. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 23 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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We return to the City of Rome in 456 BCE and follow the ongoing domestic struggles that Rome faces in defining herself in terms of transparency at law.

In this second part of our CC Shorts interview with Dr Jody Cundy (University of Toronto), Jody tells the story of how she began studying Classics, and shares some of her favourite ancient and modern texts – including Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, and Marcel Detienne’s ‘Gardens of Adonis’.

It’s fair to say Stephen Fry is a man of many talents. After dazzling guests at a dinner party while retelling Greek myths, the British actor, comedian and author discovered his talent for bringing these ancient tales to life. He knows his Theseus from his Prometheus, his Medea from his Medusa, and has a knack for making us feel that the myths are still alive and kicking in the city’s old temples, winding streets and hills. He’s even written a book on the subject, suitably titled “Mythos”. Fry joins us from lockdown in his home in Norfolk, UK, to share his three favourite myths about Athens.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance.

… 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)