#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 13, 2021

Hodie est Id. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 1 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This episode, Abi and Sarah bring you our interview for Season Two with the wonderful Hardeep Dhindsa (*trumpet fanfare*). In our fascinating chat with Hardeep, we cover issues like the discipline divides in the UK, whiteness and Classics, and why most Classicists are “afraid of post-modernism”. (Honestly, anything this side of the eruption of Vesuvius is all a bit much for us). And we do this, all within an episode that brings you art (just can’t help ourselves), Troy and Troy: Fall of a City, studying in Rome, The Carter’s Apeshit, and Hardeep just generally ticking all of our mythological boxes (we’re looking at you Polyphemus and Sarpedon). The title of this episode was lovingly ripped straight from Hardeep’s own MA thesis (with his kind permission) because we can’t resist a pun.

This episode, we speak with Joel Christensen, author of The Many-Minded Man: The “Odyssey,” Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic – https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501752346/the-many-minded-man/ Joel P. Christensen is Associate Professor and Chair of Classical Studies at Brandeis University. He is coauthor of A Beginner’s Guide to Homer and Homer’s Thebes. Follow him on Twitter @sentantiq. We spoke to Joel about how the Greek epic tradition was not based on the written word, but on large-scale performances in which ancient audiences experienced the stories as a way to think about their own lives, how the Odyssey in particular offered audience a form of folk psychology, and what modern cognitive psychology can learn from Homer.

Alena Sarkissian gives public lecture, subtitled ‘Theatre as a space of Spiritual Contemplation’, on Greek Tragedy in the Czech Republic under Nazi Occupation.

In the first year of his rule, Nero was a big hit. He built a wooden amphitheatre in the Campus Martius, flooded it, and held a naval battle with sea monsters. In his gladiator shows, nobody died, not even criminals. But then… Nero fell in love.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance, but also civil unrest.

… 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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