#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 9, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 22 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Come Dream with me as we learn of an Ancient Imperial Paranormal Inquiry launched by Pliny the Younger in the First Century.  

‘Before emerging as the greatest power in the Mediterranean world, Rome spent many centuries in relative obscurity, developing and refining new military tactics and structures that would set it up for unprecedented success.’ The ancient warfare team discuss the latest issue of the magazine Ancient Warfare XIV.2, Rise of the Legion: The Development of the Roman Army.

In today’s special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives. More importantly to our discussion, He is also the director of Pharos: Doing Justice to the Classics, a website devoted to documenting and responding to appropriations of ancient Greece and Rome by hate groups online. We discuss some of the reasons how, as well as why, White Supremacists have taken to coopting Classical imagery to support their twisted world views.

Love them or hate them, bras have always been with us in one form or another. They’ve squashed us down, lifted us up, and shaped our silhouettes, a constant part of our day to day. Let’s take a trip through time to see how – and why – it changed and meet some of the women who shaped its evolution.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends destruction of wild beasts.

… 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)