#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 15, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 14 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Classicists and Classics in the News

Fresh Bloggery

Association/Departmental Blogs and News

Other Blog-like Publications

Assorted Twitter Threads

Fresh Podcasts

Over time, we’ve viewed birds as pets, pests, natural delights and bad omens. Roy and Lesley Adkins tell Emily Briffett about our complex and lengthy relationship with birds – a story of changing landscapes, fluctuating tastes in food and fashion, enjoyment and exploitation.

Murray is on holiday in New Zealand, but while on his travels he has found the time to answer this question from Christopher. ‘Do we have any indication as to what Epaminondas of Thebes looked like? He was a fantastic general and I find it strange that we have not found any statues or busts that portray him. Is it because Alexander razed Thebes to the ground?”

Liv speaks with Ryan Denson who studies ancient SEA MONSTERS… Ketos and beyond, sharks, whales, and everything in between. It’s possible Liv feels too strongly about ocean life…

Fresh Youtubery

Book Reviews

Exhibition Related Things

Dramatic Receptions

Online Talks and Conference-Related Things

Jobs, Postdocs, and other Professional Matters

Alia

Diversions

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a plague.

… 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)