#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 30, 2021

Hodie est pr. Kal. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 20 Skirophorion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Known for her intelligence and power, Athena is one of the most important, and written about, deities in Greek mythology. Dr. Mary Lefkowitz, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies, Wellesley College, joins the show to discuss Athena in Greek mythology..

Dear Starry-Eyed Undergrads, you know that dream of your future grad school you have where you’re strolling through a leafy quad on your way to share a bottle of port with a kind, nurturing mentor, as you scoop up tray parfaits? Well, in this episode Dave and Jeff take those notions, drop them into the Cuisinart, and hit frappe. Take a trip with us down this pothole-ridden memory lane where you’ll find cutthroat politics, failed airport pickups, doomed lectures, lucubrations and excoriations, and sartorial disarray. So grab a repurposed pillow case (wait for it) and pull up a chair for this freak show. Rated R for “Regret”?  Nah, it’s just that sometimes the only way out is through.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends many deaths in a short period of time.

… 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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