#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 27, 2021

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 15 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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‎Myth Dynamite: Episode Seven: Various Artists on Apple Podcasts

Warning: there’s some talk of rape in this episode (sadly it’s quite unavoidable in myth). This week Abi and Sarah nerd-gasm HARD (yes, it’s possible for us to get MORE nerdy) because we’re bringing it back to our main man, Ovid (Latin poet of the first-century BCE/CE) and his poem, published in around 8 CE: the Metamorphoses. NOT ONLY THAT, but we also get to talk about art and artists, so basically … we’re in heaven. Yes, this episode we’re talking about ‘Ovid’s Artists’, but my goodness there are a lot of them, so technically this episode we’re talking about ‘Three Of Ovid’s Artists With A Few Scattered Along The Way’. Catchy, right?

‎Smarty Pants: #168: The Many Faces of Aeneas on Apple Podcasts

The Aeneid has a reputation: it’s the founding myth of Rome, used down the centuries to justify conquest, colonization, and the expansion of empire the world over. Although Virgil includes many voices in his epic, Aeneas’s is the one that tends to be remembered—and celebrated, especially by his putative descendant, the Emperor Augustus. But with her new translation of The Aeneid, classicist Shadi Bartsch reveals the many ways that Virgil undermines both the glory of Aeneas and the authority of collective memory, down to the very verb used to begin and end the poem. Bartsch joins us on the podcast to untangle how the story of Aeneas is actually many stories, all in conversation with one another.

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Inscribing words, reading stories (online, March 10, 2021) – Current EpigraphyCurrent Epigraphy

Online Open House | Lysias, his Funeral Oration, and Collective Memories in Classical Athens | The Kosmos Society

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SCS Calendar: Classics, Ancient History, and Classical Archaeology Webinars


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends unrest among the common folk.

… 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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