#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 17, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 17 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Persephone is terrified when an enormous being appears from the depths of the rushing river.  But could the River Styx have just the wit and wisdom Persephone needs to hear?

This episode is part of our abortion rights takeover. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled series on gender rebels on June 2. In this re-release, Kate from the Exploress podcast joined us to discuss the intimate lives of sex workers in ancient Greece and Rome–including methods of contraception and abortion. Pliny the Elder interviewed sex workers to get the lowdown on how they dealt with unwanted pregnancies (but we suspect the ladies were having him on).

Revisiting Liv’s favourite myth in much more detail… What happens when a hero marries a goddess? The story of Cadmus and Harmonia, the mysterious and yet deeply important couple and the origins of their family’s curse.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rain.

… 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)