#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 19, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Sept. 2772 AUC ~ 1 Metageitnion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this weeks episode of PillarTalk, Joe, Will and Lewis discuss some of the origins behind some of the most iconic monsters of ancient mythology including the Minotaur, Cyclops, Sirens and even Hobbits. We discuss some of the social and scientific explanations to their inclusion within folklore and oral tradition and try to deduce how ancient people may have explained these creatures!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends women and slaves daring to commit murders.

… 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)