#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 31, 2022

Hodie est pr. Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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If you’re searching for spoken Latin resources, you need to listen to some of these spoken Latin podcasts. This is a brief guide (in Latin) so you can choose where to start.

It’s here! Today is the publication date of Tristan’s first book, Alexander’s Successors at War: The Perdiccas Years. Focussing in on 323 – 320 BC, the book tells the story of the tumultuous events that seized Alexander the Great’s empire immediately after this titanic figure breathed his last in June 323 BC. Today, we’re giving you a taster of what you can expect. Sit back and relax as Tristan reads out an abridged chapter from the book (including a swift introduction). He tells the story of a Spartan mercenary captain called Thibron, who set forth from Crete with c.6,000 battle hardened mercenaries intend on forging his own Greco-Libyan empire in North Africa. Filled with several twists and turns the story is a symbol for the many fascinating events, and the larger than life cast, that dominate the immediate aftermath of Alexander’s death.

Synopsis: The fracturing and diminishment of Egyptian power in the early Iron Age is captured in “The Report of Wenamun.”

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[there’s no January 31 in the calendar yet …]

… 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)