#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 10, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Jul. 2774 AUC ~ 1 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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The Social War took place on the Italian Peninsula in the 1st century BCE between Rome and its allied communities. Professor Federico Santangelo, Newcastle University, is back on the show to explain what happened and why it occurred.

Liv speaks with Dr. Victoria Austen about the wide world of mythology and classical reception: Troy, Circe, Silence of the Girls, Song of Achilles, even the Aeneid as reception. Books mentioned: The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, A Thousand Ships and The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes, a trilogy by Emily Hauser, Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin, and the House of Names by Colm Toibin. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Corbulo finishes round one in Armenia and gets a promotion. Meanwhile in Britain, a certain queen decides to take on the Romans – Boudicea. Exactly why, though, is a bit of a mystery.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today,  it portend there will be healing river waters.

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends hot weather and rainstorms and a scarcity of grain.

… 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)