#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 31, 2022

Hodie est pr. Kal. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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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).

Persephone ventures deeper into the mists of the underworld, where she encounters a grieving soul with a fuzzy memory. As she helps this lost shade, the young goddess finds a new sense of purpose and faces her deepest fears – and some enormous monsters.

Welcome to the first ever LIVE episode of Peopling the Past! Join our featured expert, Dr. Natalie Swain, and hosts Drs. Chelsea Gardner and Melissa Funke, for the premiere of our season on Women in the Ancient Mediterranean. Dr. Swain is an expert on the reception of Classics in modern comics and during this episode we discuss how ancient women, both real and mythological, figure into comics of the 20th and 21st centuries.  You will hear about well-known favourites like Wonder Woman, but you’ll also have a chance to learn about newer comics, like Lore Olympus, Nubia, and Three. Together, we chat about how some awesome new re-tellings of ancient stories by more diverse authors are changing the landscape of traditional comics.

We all know the famed battle of Achaean and Trojans, but what about the equally epic battle between the Frogs and the Mice?

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[no entry for today]

… 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)