#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 15, 2021

Hodie est Id. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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An apparently quiet Ides of March ….

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After 300 CE, Manichaeism spread quickly from its origins in modern day Iraq and Iran. Recent archaeological discoveries have finally allowed us to learn about it firsthand.

Tres sodales imaginibus usi locos considerant, quos singuli desiderant. In hoc colloquio imaginem (vid. infr.) et locum a Catharina proposita tractant.

The history of Roman Mime, one for the two dramatic forms that dominated theatre in the Roman Imperial period. A word on Horace and his work The Art Of Poetry, one of the most influential works of dramatic theory. His rules for the stage and where he did and didn’t agree with Aristotle The differences between Mime and other dramatic forms The origins of mime in Greece ad the Greek colonies in Italy Mime in Rome and at the Ludi festivals The limits of textual evidence for mime Some descriptions of mime plays and titles Moral issues with mime because of the content relating to adultery Mime of political satire, including stories from Tiberius, Caligula, Nero and Vespasian. Mime as part of religious festivals Women performers in Mime

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Book Reviews

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends hot weather and drought and an abundance of mice and fish.

… 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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