#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 16, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 15 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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With the recent demise on our show of Nero’s favourite Stoic, Seneca, we wanted to go balls deep on Stoicism. To help us out, our guest Michael Tremblay, who has a PhD in philosophy, where he studied Stoic ethics and education, came on and talk to us about the history and ideas behind the philosophy and the importance of Seneca. Here’s part one of our discussion.

We left you last week with an introduction to the far-too-good-for-him-smash-the-patriarchy-don’t-take-no-b******t-stay-out-of-my-larder Queen of Ithaca, fighter of Suitors, keeper of households, and skilled AF weaver, wife of Odysseus. Fending off the greedy, luring Suitors who are quite literally eating her out of house and home, she devises trick after scheme to hold onto the life she has built in Odysseus’ absence. You may have heard of the shroud (especially if you listened to Part One of this episode… and if you didn’t… good luck to ya). But there’s more. So, she survives. OH, she survives. Seriously, she’s so good EVEN ODYSSEUS is impressed at one point.

Franciscus James comprehēnsus ///

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday]  If it thunders, it portends abundance but also an outbreak of voles.

[Sunday]  If it thunders today, it portends plenty of saily necessities.

… 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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