#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 20, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 8 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Augustus et Iustus cibos considerant, quos ientaculo vel prandio vel cena sumunt—necnon horas diversas, quibus id facere solent.

Welcome to Season 8 of Accessible Art History: The Podcast! In this week’s episode, I’m talking about Olympia by Manet. This work is quite scandalous and served as the bridge between past periods and Impressionism. *marked explicit for a brief discussion of sex workers

Was Socrates guilty? What is the relationship between the philosopher and the city? What does it mean to live an “examined life”? Marcus Gibson, John and Daria Barry Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program, returns to the show to discuss The Apology of Socrates in this second episode of our series on the Platonic dialogues.

Christy Constantakopoulou joins us for a discussion about the mythical birthplace of Apollo.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders, it portends divine anger.

… 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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