#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 22, 2021

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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What is the Canon? How is it defined? What should it look like… and should we even have it in the first place? This week’s Classical Wisdom Speaks is with Zachary Davis, the founder and president of Lyceum, an educational audio studio, the VP of……

Constantine I was one of the most pivotal emperors of the Roman Empire. Dr. David Potter, University of Michigan, joins and shares Constantine’s accession to becoming Emperor of Rome.

We know all about the battles of the Roman Empire: the opposing sides, their weapons and incentives. But if history is written by the winners, what happened if you lost? In this episode, Dr Jo Ball, battlefield archaeologist at the University of Liverpool, helps to fill in this gap. Jo takes us through the options of the victorious army; to release, kill or capture; and then discusses the treatment of those who fell into this last category. Listen as Tristan and Jo explore the experiences of prisoners of war in Ancient Rome, how this might differ if those taken were also Roman, and how we know anything about them at all.

Our dear friend Liv (from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!) wrote a book, Greek Mythology: the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes Handbook. And it’s already a bestseller in Canada and a #1 new release on Amazon!! We just had to celebrate by dropping an extra bonus episode where we interview Liv about her book like super serious professionals. At least, that’s how this episode starts. For the past year, we’ve teamed up with Liv to bring a series of drunken myth retellings to both of our Patreon channels. We decided to bring a tipsy myth to our main feed in the second half of this episode. So settle in, pop open a beverage of choice, and get ready for a drunken retelling of Arachne.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a destruction of/by flies (not clear)

… 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)