#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 9, 2022

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 8 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Caesar’s death created a power vacuum in the city of Rome. While Antony struggled against the senate to make a deal and assert his dominance, Octavian’s imminent arrival presented a rival he couldn’t anticipate. Part I of The Liberator’s War Guest: Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University).

We’re back to look at the more action adventures following the success of Gladiator and writer David Franzoni’s next project: King Arthur (2004). Here, Antoine Fuqua directs a gritty re-imagining of Arthurian legend in the final years of the Roman Empire. We get into the mid-00’s obsession for gritty realism, the NEW archaeological ‘discoveries’ and esoteric Celtic spiritualism which inspired this movie, along with riveting discussion of the Roman fort of Vindolanda, our favorite Knights of the Round Table, whether or not Til Schweiger has hair and our favorite (male, non-queer-coded) sexy villains pre-2010. Enjoy, or don’t. I’m a podcast, not Roman authority.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad things for barley.

… 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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