#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 9, 2022

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 10 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Many of us have preconceived notions about what the Illiad was like. Prepare to have those notions blown away. In this episode, debut author Maya Deane methodically strips away the lenses of the Victorian era, Classical Greece, and the modern day to reveal an Illiad that’s older and darker and weirder than any of us could ever have dreamed.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a loss of flocks due to the arrival of wolves.

… 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)