#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 20, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Maimakterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Sententia infinitiva is that particular Latin sentence whose hallmark is accusative (of the noun) and infinitive (of the verb). Let’s learn it with this simple grammar lesson in spoken Latin!

There’s so, so much more to the concept of “Homer” than a blind poet from Archaic Greece. In fact, there probably was never any Homer, or any Hesiod for that matter. Plus… Toxic heroes being toxic.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends a brief period of famine.

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends the death of mice and an abundance of grain, pasture fodder, and fish.

… 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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