#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 30, 2022

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 30 Thargelion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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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!

Professor Alice Roberts explores how cutting-edge developments in archaeology and genetic science can broaden our understanding of what happened in Britain between the first and tenth centuries AD. Through exploring the funerary sites of Romans, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, she explains to Emily Briffett what we can learn about life and death at this time.

How did the humanities as a field of study develop and change since Antiquity? What should the chief goal of the humanities be? And what role do the classics play within the humanities? In this episode, I discuss these questions with Eric Adler, who is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Maryland. We will focus on his recent book The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends sprouting crops being damaged by frost.

… 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)