#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 14, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XIX Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 6 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Anchorites rejected many aspects of ordinary life and practiced denying various bodily pleasures. Professor Andrew Jotischky, Royal Holloway, University of London, returns to the show to discuss ancient anchorites in the Mediterranean Basin.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends war for everyone but an abundance of crops.

… 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)