#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 8, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 18 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Natalie Haynes tells stories of Penelope, the clever woman and perfect wife behind The Odyssey. With Professors Edith Hall and Llewelyn Morgan.

This episode picks up from where we left off last time by focusing on ancient Greek sculpture of the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Among other things, we devote quite a bit of time to talking about male and female nudity, and what this says about Classical and Hellenistic perceptions of the role of men and women in the ancient Greek world. We also talk about the sculpture of Etruria and Central Italy, and touch upon statuary from Magna Graecia.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends wet weather and bad things for grain crops.

… 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)