#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 5, 2020

Hodie est Non. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Inspired by a recent thread on Reddit about what everyday life was like at an ancient Greek sanctuary, the team got together to talk about sanctuaries in ancient Greece. We define what a “sanctuary” is and what kind of sacred places there in the ancient Greek world. We then give a chronological overview of developments in Greek religion and sanctuaries from the Late Bronze Age onwards…

Edith Hall and Ansgar Allen challenge assumptions about the classics and class, with Tom Sutcliffe

Professor Greg Woolf tells us about a small inscribed lead curse tablet dedicated to the god Maponus, which was found in a sacred spring in central France.

In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics. In this episode Murray tells us about how Generals learned their craft.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad things for those in charge of villages and towns.

… 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)