#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 11, 2022

Hodie est a.d. V Id.Mai. 2775 AUC ~ 11 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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In this surprise premier, Jeff and Dave plow new ground with a 15 minute huggable portion, a bite-sized podcast for those on the go. Here’s your chance to wolf down some Classics in a short, digestible format. In this episode we take apart the first seven lines of the Vergilian classic. So tuck in your napkin, pull up a chair, take out your fork – nah, forget it. Just shove your whole mouth in the dip and enjoy!

The Olympians meet their end.

Every year Rome held an election in which two senators were chosen for the role of consul. Being elected consul was a great honour, and the position was hotly contested, and a successful campaign depended upon the candidate’s military achievements, rhetorical skills and their willingness to be corrupt. Guest: Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University). Episode Website More Episodes (c) 2021 La Trobe University

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.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends long awaited abundance on both land and sea.

… 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)