#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 26, 2022

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 25 Anthesterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Why do we build the podcast? We build the podcast to set us free! This week we shift gears into musical theater with very special super guest Sam Lipert, a Lynchburg student taking the professors to class on Hadestown, a Tony-winning musical which made its Broadway debut in 2019. We get into stagecraft, aesthetics and how creators Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin adapt Greek myth to the modern theater (with nods to ancient tragedy). Also hear our favorite songs and moments from a veritable gold mine (or oil field) of riches. Persephone’s cup truly runneth over!

Londinium was a significant city in the Roman empire, as it was the hub of activity and the capital of the province of Britannia. It was built on the bank of the River Thames and became the largest city in Roman Britain. Guest: Dr Dominic Perring (Director of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at University College London).

Russī in Ucraīnā …

As the power struggle in Rome continued and generals waged their war on the battlefield, Cicero took to the floors of the senate, confronting Antony with the greatest weapon in his arsenal: the spoken word. He called his speeches the Philippics, and they were influential in turning the senate against Antony. Part II of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Dr Kathryn Tempest (Reader in Classics and Ancient History, University of Roehampton).

Liv speaks with David J Wright who has studied Monster Theory as it relates to the monsters of Greek myth… He also teaches mythology, and Medusa specifically, so you just know they had a great conversation. Follow David on Twitter for all things monsters and more. The piece of pottery referred to after the ad break can be found here.

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Book Reviews

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends hot weather, drought, and scabs on bodies.

[Sunday]  If it thunders today, it portends unrest among the commons.

… 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)