#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 12, 2022

Hodie est a.d. pr. Id. Apr. 2775 AUC ~ 11 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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What was corruption like in the ancient world – and how can studying it help us make sense of shady dealings in the 21st century? Matt Elton speaks to Shushma Malik, Marta Garcia and Yehudah Gershon – three researchers behind a new project to reveal more about the murkier side of ancient Greece and Rome.

The emperors Vespasian, Titus, Hadrian, and Septimius Severus all had career-defining love affairs outside the elite of Roman Italy. Here are their stories.

In Ancient Greece, the symposium was no ordinary after-dinner drinking party, but one in which the Hellenic men of society got together to wine, recline and philosophise. They took various forms depending on the whim of the leader of the symposium – the symposiarch – but were exclusively male affairs (aside from the occasional courtesan or two). In this episode from The Ancients Tristan is joined by Michael Scott, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, to find out more about the soirée of booze, babes and slaves that was the Ancient Greek symposium.

Euripides’ Alcestis is a fascinating(ly weird) play that doesn’t quite fit the genre of tragedy… Admetus is a man cheating fate, but at a cost.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rain, prosperity, and the demise of fish.

… 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)