#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 20, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 7 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The third installment in our ongoing series on Plato’s Republic. Use the following timestamps for easier navigation: 2:40 Introduction to book 2 11:35 Glaucon’s speech in favor of injustice 20:00 Adeimantus’ speech on the weakness of pro-justice arguments 26:30 Socrates reply; the city-soul analogy 38:30 The education of the Guardians 44:50 Analysis and conclusion

The Severan dynasty was founded in 193CE by Septimius Severus, but in many ways it was his wife Julia Domna and her sister Julia Maesa who would guide the family, both powerful augustae and instrumental in securing their family’s imperial position. Part X of ‘Empresses of Rome’ Guest: Dr Emma Southon (Historian and author of ‘A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’).

Were Homer and the tragic myths considered history? How were they able to revere goddesses, but not the average woman? And what exactly did the ancients find Taboo in Euripides’ controversial works? Hint: it’s not what we would be offended by today……

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends people behaving more properly and having more prosperity.

… 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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