#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 18, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 17 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

In the News

In Case You Missed It

Classicists and Classics in the News

Public Facing Classics

Fresh Bloggery

Other Blog-like Publications

Assorted Twitter Threads

Fresh Podcasts

Bill, Richard, and Kostic Kourelis discuss their favorite books of 2021 and a few other miscellaneous issues, including the podcast hiatus.

Murray gives his thoughts on this question sent in by Greg ‘There are quite a few examples of the use of recon and scouting from ancient warfare (perhaps more where it didn’t happen!). Also, we see examples of espionage and intel via xenoi relationships in the Greek world. But how much did we see what we might recognise as military intelligence, and how dependant was it on the personality of a commander?’

Fresh Youtubery

Book Reviews

Exhibition Related Things

Dramatic Receptions

Online Talks and Conference-Related Things


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends heavy winds and the outbreak of skin lesions.

… 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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