#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 7, 2022

Hodie est Non. Mart. 2775 AUC ~ 5 Elaphebolion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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How peaceful was the Roman Peace – the famous PAX ROMANA? Join me in a look at three great emperors and find out.

March 15th 44BC is perhaps the most notorious date in all of ancient history. On that fateful day, the Ides of March, 55-year-old Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of disaffected senators. In this episode – the first of our special Ides of March miniseries this month – Tristan (with a little help from Dr Emma Southon and Dr Steele Brand) untangles fact from fiction, truth from myth, to take you back to that very afternoon in the heart of Rome’s doomed republic.

Catherine De Medici, her arrival in Paris for marriage to Henry, second son of Francis 1st. Her cultural influence and role as wife of the King, and mother to three successive French rulers. The Hotel De Bourgogne, the only playhouse in Paris Mellin de Saint-Gelais the royal librarian who penned adaptations of Italian tragedy Etienne Jodelle was hailed as the new Sophocles after his first play, but quickly fell out of favour after his second and some intemperate praise. The strong adherence to Aristotelian rules of theatre…

The continuation of the story of Renaissance theatre in France. The rise of the two theatres in Paris as travelling players were at last allowed to perform in the city. Antoine de Montchrestien and his version of Greek tragedy. The three farceurs Henri Legrand, Robert Guerin, and Hugues Gueru who made the Theatre du Bourgogne the venue in Paris for comedy. The development of the Theatre du Bourgogne under the management of Valeran le Conte and the establishment of ‘Comediens Du Roi’. The emergence of Alexandre Hardy and his prolific life as a playwright. A life in the theatre for the actors of the time…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a major wind which will drive the affairs of powerful men.

… 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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