#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 24, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Mai. 2774 AUC ~ 12 Mounichion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This episode brings together Dr Zachary Dunbar (left) and Dr Stephe Harrop (right) to discuss their Rob Jordan Prize-winning  publication Greek Tragedy and the Contemporary Actor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Both combine their experience in academic research and performance practise to reflect on what went into producing this successful volume, and how it might inform ongoing conversations.

In Part One of this Two-Part Episode, Katie & Cairo discuss the origins & evolution of democracy in Classical Athens and its relationship to Athenian Citizenship.  In this first part, Katie & Cairo talk about the establishment of Draco’s…

A tiny inscribed potsherd dating to the first half of the 15th century BCE from Lachish in southern Israel has six little letters. Is this the earliest alphabetic inscription in the southern Levant? Does it change the story of the alphabet? And who breaks nice pottery to write a note? Our panelists are puzzled, but not necessarily surprised.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends disagreements among those in power and their plans will be exposed.

… 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)