#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 19, 2022

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

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The eponymous character dies. And then what? The tragicomic play by Euripides that turns everything on its head, and then some.

Persephone is tired of always being tied to her mother’s side. But when she runs off to attend a picnic with her friends Athena and Artemis, her curiosity leads to a terrifying fall and the beginning of a perilous journey. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and families of all ages. This podcast is a production of the Onassis Foundation. The richly imagined audio drama is created and produced by Peabody Award-winning showrunner Julie Burstein, co-produced by the Brooklyn-based theater ensemble The TEAM, and directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet) and Keenan Tyler Oliphant (Associate Director of Hadestown and director of PlayCo’s upcoming U.S. premiere of Ebru Nihan Celkan’s Will You Come with Me?). Karen Brooks Hopkins is the executive producer.

As Europe prepared for the Second World War, a challenge presented itself to the men and women of Britain’s museums, galleries and archives: how could they keep their many national treasures safe? From stately homes and slate mines, to castles and prisons, in today’s episode Dr Caroline Shenton explores the race to protect British heritage. Caroline is an archivist and historian, her new book ‘National Treasures: Saving The Nation’s Art in World War II’ can be found here.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, a powerful man of the state will be deprived of both his reputation and his property.

… 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)