#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 8, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 4 Poseideon in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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In this sample episode from their forthcoming Close Readings series, starting next year, Emily Wilson talks to Thomas Jones about the comedies of Aristophanes, in particular Clouds and Lysistrata. Close Readings Plus: Among the Ancients is a new subscription podcast series looking at some of the greatest works of Ancient Greek and Roman literature over the course of a year, starting in January 2022 with the Iliad.

We can look at how people thought and how they acted, but Hannah Platts joins us to talk about what it felt like to be a Roman.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a virulent disease, out of which will come an abundance of crops but a plague on the flocks.

… 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)