#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 2, 2021

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 20 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Sappho – the legendary gay Greek poet, whose poetry moves people just as much today, as it did in the 6th century. Guest: Daniel Mendelsohn

Tres sodales difficultates tractant, quae ad dormiendum et ad alias quasdam res pertinent.

The second part of our four-part series on Troy: Fall of a City, covering episodes two and three of that show. 

John, Leah, and Jac explore a series of mythologies about origins: world creation, state foundation, and, most rivetingly, the controversial and multi-faceted origins of two Olympian gods in particular.

Domitia was princess of the Julio-Claudians who caught the attention of a young Domitian. As Augusta she kept a low profile, and managed to survive and thrive across three imperial dynasties. Part VI of ‘Empresses of Rome’ Guest: Dr Trudie Fraser (Honorary Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne).

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of wheat, but rather more barley and an increase in livestock. Humans will ail, however.

… 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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