#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 18, 2022

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

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Who was Mary Magdalene? Jesus’ confidant, a devout follower, or a sex worker? In this Easter special, Tristan is joined by Professors Helen Bond and Joan Taylor, authors of ‘Women Remembered’ to explore Mary Magdalene and her role in the bible. Through looking at both ancient and contemporary source material, depictions in art across the centuries, and exploring religious themes they hope to offer a new narrative on the vital roles women played in the Bible.

Cleomenes the first sat upon the Agiad throne of Sparta from around 520 to 490 BCE. Although his downfall just preceded the advent of the Greco-Persian wars, his reign was nonetheless pivotal to ultimate Greek victory in those conflicts. Despite the various levels of government in Sparta designed to curtail individual regel authority, Cleomenes practically dictated Spartan policy for the entirety of his rule.  Through sheer dynamism,  ruthlessness and often varying degrees of impiety his story is more or less the story of Sparta at the end of 6th and beginning of the 5th centuries…

he development of Spanish theatre buildings, including the original, the Corral de la Olivera in Valencia. Alberto Ganassa and the influence of his Comedia Dell Arte troupe. The first theatre in Madrid the Corral de Pachea The main points of the layout and characteristics of the Spanish playhouse. The way plays changed to suit the playhouse, including the breaking of Aristotle’s rules…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends discord and the thoughtlessness of humans.

… 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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