#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 10, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VI Id.Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 10 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Abortiō in dubium venit ”’

According to Greek myth, Pandora was the first human woman – moulded from the earth by Hephaestus on the instruction of Zeus himself. We’ve all heard of Pandora’s box, but in actual fact it was no such thing. Instead it was a jar containing all the evils of humanity, but even these contents of the jar are up for debate! So what is real story behind this often misunderstood, misinterpreted and maligned figure? In this episode Tristan is joined by esteemed author, broadcaster, classicist and comedian Natalie Haynes to discover the truth about the first woman of Ancient Greek mythology.

The Dionysiaca, Part 2 of 2. The last surviving Greek epic of antiquity draws to a close with Dionysus fighting wars far to the east, in India.

We all know it’s there. But why? And what did it look like? How did it interact with the local community? Andrew Tibb’s tackles these and many other questions around this Roman outpost in Britain.

Demeter is furious at Zeus and done with Olympus. So she disguises herself as an old woman to live among mortals. She finds a family that needs her help and tries to fit in – but it’s hard to keep her power under wraps.

A Latin lesson …

A re-airing of Liv’s 2019 episodes covering Euripides’ Bacchae, one of his most gruesome and brilliant plays… Don’t anger a god like Dionysus, even if he’s your cousin. CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it’s fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I’m not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends storms, heavy rains, major flooding of rivers, and  the arrival of many lizards and reptiles.

… 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)