#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 7, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 3 Poseideon in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Romans had the reality of witches, those who made the brews and prepared the curses, but also the witches of fiction. In their poems and stories, a witch took on a horrific persona, one that skews much more closely to the modern idea of a witch. Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Head of Department of Languages and Linguistics, La Trobe University)

John J. Miller is joined by Barry Strauss of Cornell University to discuss Josephus’s ‘The Jewish War.’

John J. Miller is joined by Kyle Harper of the University of Oklahoma to discuss Petronius’s ‘The Satyricon.’

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the same thing for everyone [not sure if that refers to visions of the gods from yesterday or not]

… 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)