#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 21, 2022

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 20 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Finding other Latin speakers can be very hard, but it’s necessary if you want to learn how to speak Latin fluently (and have fun).

It’s often thought that the ancient Greeks were devout in tradition, strict in their ways and beliefs. But how true is this? When it comes to creative thinking and innovation, the ancient Greeks excelled! In this episode, Tristan is joined by professor and historian Dr Armand D’Angour as they explore the impact of Ancient Greek innovation, delving into their perception of ‘new’. From famous figures in the arts, philosophy, and the ideas of the model state, we look beyond the lens of tragedy. What can we learn from the Ancient Greeks today?

Liv reads selections from Ovid’s Ars Amatoria (big thanks to Michaela Smith for the selections and commentary!), translated by Henry T. Riley. Sometimes called a commentary on the idea of love, and elegy broadly, other times simply deemed an ancient guide to picking up women, Ovid’s Ars Amatoria is at the very least… entertaining. The incredible twitter thread mentioned is here. CW/TW: Ancient Pick Up Artist style issues… Lots of them.

In This Episode We Take A Look At How Assassin’s Creed And Other Titles Are Able To Help Teach history Through Gaming.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends abundance.

… 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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