#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of May 23-24, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

Please note that the ‘Landscape Modery’ section is now published on Saturdays (for a while at least) as #Thelxiope

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Will Vorenus and Pullo recover Caesar’s stolen standard? Will anyone explain why Octavian needs to go to Gaul? Find out in the inaugural episode of Raising Standards, a true rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome for true Romans! Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

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:

[I can’t make heads or tails of today’s entry]

… 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)