#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of October 17-18, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 1 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

n.b. We’ve added a link below (in the ‘Professional’ section) to Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar … It is a good source for online social events and talks with a Classics bent …

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Xerxes launches the second invasion of Greece

The NSW premier’s relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire has led to calls for her resignation. If you look at Roman history, it’s not the first time a lover has caused a political leader strife. Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient History at La Trobe University, Rhiannon Evans, tells Virginia Trioli about the case of Mark Antony.

Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo – brother-in-law of Caligula – is sent by Claudius to Germany to deal with some rebellious tribes. But he’s TOO successful, so Claudius calls him home. Messalina decides to get married again – while still married to Claudius. Surprisingly he isn’t too happy about it when he finds out. So she has a date – with a sword.

16th official episode of Spartan History Podcast, Jason and the Golden Fleece part 4.

… I was delighted to be joined by Dr Lyndsay Coo, a leading expert on Sophocles and his lost plays, to talk through the life and legacy of this famous dramatist. We first talk about Sophocles and his seven surviving plays, before going on to the many, many fragments that survive and their significance. This was an enthralling and eye-opening chat. Enjoy.

509 BCE – 284 CE – A whistle-stop tour of some of the aspects of Rome and how some of them changed over time.

Book Reviews

Dramatic Receptions

Online Talks and Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a plentiful grain supply brought from foreign lands.

… 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)

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