#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 8, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 2 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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This week Dave and Jeff make their way through the heart of the matter with a close look at Books 2-4 of Lucretius’ Epicurean masterpiece. The guys serve up dreams, gossamer atoms, Stonecutters, Steve Gutenberg, and a whole lot of Dave’s irascibility. Along the way, you’ll learn not only  how E. got his physics from the pre-Socratic atomists Leucippus and Democritus, but also how the late Kurt Cobain may just rip apart this long-term, literary friendship. Jeff reprises his brief but brilliant John Lennon impression for all you Beatleites, and by the end, philosophy has helped restore a little of our host’s equanimity. Finally, can the Epicurean view of death and the afterlife bring comfort?  Tune in to find out.

The Old Kingdom was not only a period that’s known for its pyramids, but also its pantheon of deities. Professor Emerita Fayza Haikal, The American University in Cairo, joins the show to share what religion was like in the Old Kingdom of Egypt.

We talk about what ‘Classics’ really means and its place in the 21st century; we discuss Greek vases, ‘Irish modesty’, provincial art, the Sogdians; and we highlight the particular barriers that Northern Irish students may face, and how to overcome them! Also, we discover which literature (both modern and ancient) Sarah recommends, how many ancient languages Jenyth is studying, and whether Peter thinks Classics needs to be made more appealing!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends that the very powerful will be pondering shady schemes in government, but they will not have success.

… 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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