#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 13, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Id. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 26 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Ancient Mummy Glamour shots, a Minoan scandal everyone should be talking about, the Baltimore painter, Elephants on sarcophagi and the funny history of behead statues…  These are just a few of the fascinating pieces discussed with Lisa Anderson-Zhu,…

After years of digging, Professor R. Steven Notley believes he can prove the true location of biblical Bethsaida, also known as the “Lost City of the Apostles.” Get the latest scoop on El-Araj from Professor Notley and learn why he thinks it is the best candidate for biblical Bethsaida during this special program held in person at Museum of the Bible.

The Fasti is a poem about the Roman calendar, written by the poet Ovid during the reign of the Emperor Augustus. Writing the poem gave Ovid the chance to think about contemporary Rome through the medium of some of the best known Roman stories, like the City’s foundation by Romulus and Remus, and the creation of the republic by Brutus. This is the first episode of a miniseries now funding on kickstarter. Back it now to receive an additional six episodes. Guests: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of School of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University) Dr Peter Davis (Visiting Research Fellow in Classics, University of Adelaide)

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a good time for trade and prosperity. Also, whoever controls the government with a heavy hand will not be strong for very much longer.

… 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)