#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 1, 2022

Hodie est Kal. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 30 Gamelion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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We start off the new year with a three-part discussion of statistics, insurance, stocks, astrologers, coffee, and more. We also trace some of the vocabulary that has come to English from Arabic, along with important mathematical concepts. Podcast recommendation: Khameleon Classics

In this week’s episode of Accessible Art History: The Podcast: Unearthed, I’m discussing the incredible story of the Rosetta Stone!

It is the most famous death in history, but what is the real story behind the demise of Egypt’s last Ptolemaic ruler, Cleopatra? Rebecca Rideal speaks with Roman historian, archaeologist and lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Dr Jane Draycott.

The ancient Greeks knew incredible warriors when they saw them. The African continent featured often in Greek myth, Egypt as well as regions typically referred to as Libya and Ethiopia, these are the Greek myths featuring those people and places. Listen to Legendary Africa on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Legendary Africa host Theshira’s suggestions for more on African mythologies and lore: Giraffe’s Eggs and Other African Tales by L.M. Daini, Afro Tales Podcast, By the Fire Podcast, and No Be Juju: An African Mythology Podcast. Call for Atlantis questions and comments! Submit them here.

What makes Medea a perennial figure of feminist fascination? Why was the mythological heroine marked as an icon of defiance in feminist movements throughout the twentieth century? In this week’s episode, we hear from Dr Chiara Sulprizio, a Senior Lecturer in Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. Shivaike Shah and Dr Sulprizio explore how Medea’s story of rage and otherness fed into many of the issues that were paramount to the feminist movements of the twentieth century, and consider how her unspeakable act of violence and her rejection of the roles of traditional wife and mother made themselves manifest in the theatrical productions of Euripides’s Medea from 1900 to 2000 and beyond. In doing so, they pay particular attention to how the different exigencies of successive ‘waves’ of feminism — the need by turns for political agency, liberation and recognition — created different, but linked, responses to this polarising figure.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends war and the downfall of wealthy men.

… 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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