#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 28, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 11 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This week Jeff and Dave take a close look at the Roman poet Ovid’s (43 B.C. – 18 A.D.) first public work, Amores I.1. We cover such important literary notions as recusatio, ἀδύνατον, and what it must be like to live in Des Moines, IA. Come for the literature, stay for the measured mayhem. Apollo at war, Mars playing rhythm guitar, Venus with sword and helmet, and Athena fanning loves flames. It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

Join this episode with Peterhouse College Cambridge alumni Mr O’Neill to discuss all things Horace..

SAPIENS host Chip Colwell talks with experimental archaeologist Farrell Monaco about her work re-creating ancient Roman bread and what it means to reconnect with bakers of the past. Farrell also offers some tips for pandemic-era bakers who want to take their new hobby to the next level.

Our super spooky, terrifying Halloween episode that’s definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all.

Book Reviews

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See what’s happening this week in Dr Pistone’s Online Classics Social Calendar


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of necessities.

… 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)