#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 7, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 8 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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When Iris returns to Olympus with bad news, Zeus must find a new approach.  He asks silver-tongued Hermes to convince Hades to do something unimaginable for the powerful king of the underworld….

In today’s episode, our featured guest Dr. Tara Mulder tells us all about the oldest profession in the world: midwifery! Listen in on a discussion between Dr. Mulder and hosts Dr. Chelsea Gardner and Dr. Melissa Funke that covers the sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of childbirth in ancient Rome, from the perspective of professional midwives. We look at a gravestone of a known midwife and talk about training and approaches to the birthing process. Dr. Mulder brings a unique perspective to the conversation, as she herself the daughter of a professional midwife! Don’t miss it, this is an episode that definitely delivers!

Blogger and Author Sarah Turner, aka The UnMumsy Mum is the guest chatting to Jasmine this week discussing how modern attitudes to parenting contrast with how Greco-Roman parents dealt with their children, and whether or not their own boys would have coped with the less than gentle style of parenting at the time.

Selections from past episodes featuring LGBTQIA characters from Greek mythology (and history!). Selected by incredible intern Grace Roby, put together by the magnificent Michaela Smith.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an outbreak of diseases in humans but it won’t be fatal. And while cereal crops will flourish, soft fruits will dry up.

… 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)

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