#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 12, 2021

Hodie est pr. Id. Jun. 2774 AUC ~ 1 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

In the News

  • a quiet Saturday

In Case You Missed It

Classicists and Classics in the News

Greek/Latin News

Fresh Bloggery

Blog-like Publications

Assorted Twitter Threads

Fresh Podcasts

“Screw your winged horse, I want a Manticore!” We break down the first four episodes of Netflix’s original anime series with repeat guest Christie Vogler and newcomer Zoé Thomas. We dig into the show’s pop cultural influences, its novel takes on mythology and the design choice to make everyone super hot. We also talk at length about Hera’s anger, Zeus’ faults and convenient vases depicting exactly the myth you need to tell. The mention of unmixed wine also really shakes our kraters. Additional questions: Would a similar show set in Rome with as much attention to artistic style feature too many ugly sculpture? How many brains does a three headed dog need? Should we all just play kottabos when we party? We also introduce new literary lens where all stories are actually about Alexander the Great.

Fresh Youtubery

Book Reviews

Exhibition Related Things

Online Talks and Professional Matters


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

if it thunders today, it portends the same thing as yesterday.

… 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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