#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 5, 2021

Hodie est Non. Nov. 2774 AUC ~ 29 Pyanepsion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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This episode, we discuss the ancient pirate, Teuta. Thank you to our guests this week, Laura Duncombe and Brandon Jones. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson.

Murray answers this question, sent in from Manvir. Could Alexander have convinced his men to head further into India? Was one reason for turning back the fear of facing elephants? Was this reflective of poor morale?’

As the 6th century BC on Sicily was coming to a close expansion would continue to take place. Tyrannies were now becoming the common governing system in a lot of the Sicilian Greek cities, appearing to follow the lead of their Metropolises back in Greece. This time though expansion would see Greeks focus on exerting their influence over other Greek cities. This period would also see the rise of one of the most powerful Tyrants to yet emerge on Sicily, his name would be Gelon. His rise would be born out of a series of Tyrannies, to where his service to them would see him almost seamlessly take power thanks to the influence and reputation he had built up over the years. ..

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a ‘storm’ for the state and disease breakouts for humans and animals alike.

… 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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