#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 19, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 16 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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We’ve heard the original source for Atlantis, but why is it that Plato’s Timaeus and Critias can’t be termed “myths”? If it isn’t a myth, how do we know that there isn’t some history behind it? This episode details what we do know about Plato’s Atlantis and what that proves. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends that when the king is victorious, the common people will be stronger.

… 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)