#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 20, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 12 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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András discusses the medical conditions that showed themselves through heat of some kind. ‘Heat’ could affect many different body parts, for various reasons. Which medicinal ingredients were used to cure ‘heat’ and why? András also gives an introduction to his latest work on ‘glosses’ in medical texts, and what the broader significance of the different types is.

This episode is about Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, the final Presocratic I’m planning on covering! He thought there was a little bit of everything in everything and that mind set the universe in motion. He also did some observational science and is credited as the first to correctly explain the cause of eclipses.

With the summer holiday season in full swing for all the team (except Murray in Australia), we thought we’d discuss everyone’s favourite fiction books, which feature ancient warfare.

Professor & Graduate Chair, Kelly Olson, Western University, joins the show to discuss what ancient Romans wore. Topics discussed include: the attire, fabrics used, what colour was meant to communicate about the bearer, if undergarments were exercised, how Romans cleansed themselves, and more.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a plague upon the cattle and confusion for the state.

… 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)#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 19, 2021