#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 22, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Their love affair has fascinated us for ages. In this episode, learn about the beginning of Antony and Cleopatra. Cleopatra put on possibly the greatest PR display of all time and even from here, 2000 years later, I assure Antony didn’t stand a chance.

Thanks to Paul for sending this in, ‘what is one battle where sources agree but you don’t?’ It is a great question and one we may revisit on a full episode of the podcast.

…. In this episode I talk to Prof. Eric Cline about the discipline of archaeology and his book 1177 BC where he talks about the late Bronze Age world and the Collapse it would suffer. He details the various evidence that has shown itself in the historical record to help us understand what was happing during this world changing period of time…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad weather and an outbreak of skin diseases among the people.

… 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)