#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 16, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Sext. 2772 AUC ~ 26 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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This edition of Staging the Archive was recorded in June 2020, bringing together Dr Estelle Baudou (Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the APGRD; actor and dramaturg) and Struan Leslie (movement director and choreographer; founding Head of Movement at the RSC 2008-2013). Estelle and Struan begin with a photograph from last year’s danced chorus workshop to discuss their professional and personal understandings of the changing role of the Chorus.

Despite my royal status and lineage, I am begging you. Spare me, please. May you get everything you want as a huntsman…

For most of his life, Claudius was the Rosemary Kennedy of the Caesars. Without the ice pick lobotomy. Hidden from the public. If he wasn’t allowed to participate in Roman affairs, he would look elsewhere. He became a historian, writing a ton of books about his family, the Carthaginians, and about Etruscan history. But he wasn’t boring. He was a bit of a womaniser, and loved to watch games in the arena, gambling, eating, drinking. Things only started to turn around for him when became Caligula’s co-consul in 37 – but whether or not this was Caligula’s little joke is hard to say.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the king of the East will be defeated in war and dry weather will lead to disease.

… 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)