#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 15, 2022

Hodie est Id. Jul. 2775 AUC ~ 17 Hekatombion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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In the Season 12 Finale, we are exploring the Library of Ashurbanipal

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Caroline Boggis-Rolfe joins us to talk about 2,000 years of colourful history that tell the story of the Adriatic Sea.

Liv reads Ovid’s Heroides, the letters from Penelope to Ulysses (Odysseus) and Dido to Aeneas, translated by Grant Showerman. Penelope questions where on Gaia’s green earth her husband Ulysses has been all this time, and Dido calls Aeneas out for being such an absolute dweeb.

Death of the Roman Republic is reviewing the 2005 HBO Original Series, Rome! My friends, BP, Cole, and Jacob, are joining me to review the series, all of whom will bring a unique insight. This is a little preview of what the new series/season will be, still on this DOTRR feed!

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Homer’s The Iliad is still considered a literary classic. This hour, we look at some of the many ways the epic applies to life today, from our understanding of plague, death, politics, and anger. We’ll discuss the value of returning to the story over and over again, and learn about how it can be used as a framework for other stories. GUESTS: Emily Katz Anhalt:Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, she is the author of Embattled: How Ancient Greek Myths Empower Us To Resist Tyranny and Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths Joel Christensen: Professor of Classical Studies and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Brandeis University, he is author ofThe Many-Minded Man: ‘The Odyssey,’ Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic Maya Deane: Author of Wrath Goddess Sing

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends dissension among the common people and a shortage of grain.

… 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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