#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 15, 2021

Hodie est Id. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 9 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Classical Athens had a principles-based legal system that echoes in many legal systems today. Emeritus Professor Edward Harris, University of Durham, makes a return appearance on the show to discuss what court trials were like in the Classical Athenian period.

Murray is flying solo again this week. He tackles the question ‘why didn’t the Persians react faster to the invasion of 336 BC?’.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage caused by a hot, dry wind affecting the 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)