#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 8, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 24 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This episode takes a detailed look at Phaedra, Seneca’s version of the Hippolytus myth. The two versions by Euripides and how Seneca used these A summary of the play The differences in Seneca’s version from Euripides – The position of Phaedra as innocent or responsible Greek shame Vs Roman guilt and repentance Phaedra and the Roman bas step-mother trope The play in relation to Stoic philosophy The motif of the hunt, the hunter and the hunted Presentations of the play in the medieval period

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rain.

… 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)