#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 30, 2022

Hodie est pr. Kal. Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 29 Mounichion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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More than two years have passed since the death of Caesar, and we now find our story at the final battle of the Liberator’s war. Octavian and Mark Antony lead their forces west to confront Cassius and Brutus, who have amassed quite the army in the meantime. Part VI of ‘The Liberator’s War’ Guest: Assistant Professor Steele Brand (History, The King’s College, New York City).

The cave analogy, which takes up the majority of book 7 of the Republic, is one of the most famous passages in all of western philosophy. In this episode, we are joined by Ben Morison, professor of philosophy at Princeton, to dive deep into the allegory and unpack its various levels of meaning.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends plenty of good things 

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends the fleeing of common people and the loss of honour.

… 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)