#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 11, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Id. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 21 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Professor Ray Laurence struck viral gold with his animated Youtube videos depicting teenage life in Ancient Rome. With more students studying ancient history for their HSC in NSW then anywhere else in the world, we chat with Prof Laurence about the allure of Ancient Rome, and the digitisation of historical resources.

We invited the Partial Historians onto our show to discuss one of their favorite topics and ours: Spartacus in film and pop culture. Join us in a no-holds-barred conversation in which Dr. Rad unleashes the beast, Dr. G stages a rebellion-within-the-rebellion, and Dr. Rad’s cat has a LOT to say.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends days of very hot weather but it will not do damage; there will be celebrations over state business.

… 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)