#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 27, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 27 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Brian Blessed is a treasured British actor who for our purposes will fondly be remembered for his iconic role as Emperor Augustus in the 1976 BBC television series I, Claudius. Brian dominated the screen with his performance and we were very lucky to get the chance to speak to him. Guests: Brian Blessed Dr Rhiannon Evans (Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at La Trobe University).

Murray is on his own this week. He answers this question sent in from patron of the podcast, Greg; ‘How widespread was the use of Hamippoi in 5th BC Greece?’

Herodotus was an incredibly influential ancient figure… And he also wrote a lot of bizarre stuff. Liv is joined by Kate Minniti who shares all the weird and wonderful things Herodotus “saw” and “learned” in Egypt. Plus, AC Odyssey talk, obviously. Follow Kate on Twitter and catch her streaming lots of Archaeo-gaming content on the Save Ancient Studies Alliance Twitch account!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prodigies and a comet being visible.

… 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)