#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 27, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Apr. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Elaphebolion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The campaigning season was now fast approaching, if the Hellenic league were going to defeat the Persians they would need to unite once again.

As has become the tradition for A.D. History at the conclusion of every season, Paul and Patrick touch on the topics they missed. For whatever reason, these very interesting and worthy topics did not make the initial cut… until now! Topics such as the lesser known Antonine Wall, the invention of what we know as modern paper, and the exceptional chaos of The Year of the Five Emperors…

We meet again with Alexander leaving Egypt and marching to meet Darius to decide who the ultimate ruler of Persia would be. Alexander encounters the riches of the Persian empire and it seems that he begins to loose control of some of his darker impulses. Tune in the learn more about the exciting tale of Alexander the Great!

*BREAKING NEWS* People’s Sexiest Hybrid Alive has been announced. Well, more accurately, Abi and Sarah accidentally spend most of this week’s episode discussing how sexy each hybrid group is. Remarkably, there’s more to this discussion of sexy hybrids than a simple case of objectification on our part. It’s interesting to us – fascinating to us in fact – how sexualised female hybrids have become since their narrative geneses in the ancient world. We also loved to looking at which parts of these supernatural hybrids are animal, and which are human. And we’re not just talking about their physicality. Is the minotaur a horribly misunderstood hipster who just lives to smoke his meats in peace? Yes. Anyway, this week we take you through the six major hybrids of ancient myth: the Minotaur, Scylla, the Sphinx, Harpies, Sirens, and Centaurs. Tune in to hear us chat Disney, Harry Potter (obviously) and the terribly ill-advised breeding programme of Joe Exotic.

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Lector/Senior Lector/Language Program Director, Classics in New Haven, CT for Yale University

Supporting AAPI Communities | Society for Classical Studies

XVI Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae – Sciencesconf.org

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an abundance of imports.

… 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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