#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 6, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Ian. 2774 AUC ~ 22 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

In Case You Missed It

Classicists and Classics in the News

Public Facing Classics

Fresh Bloggery

Blog-like Publications

Fresh Podcasts

Carolyn Willekes joins us to myth bust and talk all about the development of man’s relationship with horses in ancient history.

Don’t forget to join us this week as we ask the question, “What’s the best way to develop a super memory?” 16th century memory mavens William Perkins and Alexander Dicson each thought he knew best, and the result was a full-on, throttle-your-Aristotle dustup. Leaning on more familiar thinkers Giordano Bruno and Peter Ramus, P and D hash out competing memory systems. Should it be image-based, or use dialectical trees? Do walnuts and a decent haircut help? Come along with us for a tour de force of – wait, what was that again? And be sure to check our social media for a free giveaway of the big fat Perkins Volume 6.

Iōnathas Pollard trānsfuga; Britannia dē Ūniōne Eurōpaeā dēscīvit; Assange in Britanniā retentus; Iemenīa; Bellinghamia birotīs commodissima

NT Pod 97 is a conversation with Prof. Amy-Jill Levine and Prof. Marc Brettler about their new book, The Bible With and Without Jesus. It is 46 minutes long: NT Pod 97: The Bible With and Without Jesus (mp3)  This podcast discusses Amy-Jill Levine & Marc Brettler, The Bible With and Without Jesus (New York: Harper Collins, 2020)

Alison Pollard, Lecturer at Oxford University, takes us to meet a very special marble table in the Ashmolean’s Arundel Collection, which was repurposed as a tombstone for a beloved pug dog.

Fresh Youtubery

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 good health for the flocks.

… 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)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s