#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 10, 2022

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Feb. 2775 AUC ~ 9 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Ever wondered about the origins of the modern olympics games? Well wonder no more! In this episode, we cover the ancient history of the Olympics, learn about some ancient winners, and then get a quick overview of the beginnings of the modern Olympic games!

Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex was first constructed just three decades after the empire’s legions conquered Britain in the first century AD. Rediscovered in 1960, Fishbourne is the largest known Roman residence north of the Alps, and much of its sprawling ruins have still not been excavated fully. In this episode, Tristan chats to Dr Robert Symmons, Curator at Fishbourne Roman Palace and its museum, to find out more about what makes the gigantic villa–and the spectacular artefacts it left behind–so special.

Who has the right to rule Rome? Who should have the right? In this episode, we tackle one of the major developments of the so-called ‘Conflict of the Orders’ as the plebs push for new laws that would give them greater political power. The archaeology confirms that the mid-fifth century was tough for Rome, so the political unrest may be reflecting this difficult time.

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. Sources: Theoi.com; Callimachus’ Hymn to Artemis, translated by AW Mair; Homeric Hymns to Artemis translated by Hugh Evelyn White; Early Greek Myths by Timothy Gantz.

Join us for a deep dive into queer history in ancient Greece and Rome. This week, we focus on transgender men and women. It’s a common belief that being trans is somehow a “modern” invention and there were no trans people in the ancient world. But nothing could be further from the truth. From the trans women who led the worship of an influential state cult to the trans guys who lived right under the noses of Greek and Roman society, transgender people were gender rebels in an extremely patriarchal culture. Join us as we explore their lives and experience.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, wild beasts will outsmart humans.

… 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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