#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 23, 2022

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Sex. 2775 AUC ~ 25 Hekatombion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Jeff and Dave are back at it after a tiny hiatus and a southern-fried roadtrip. In this episode we seek to figure out, with the help of Brooks Otis, why Aeneas is such a passive character in Book IV. Why doesn’t he show a little more chutzpah, temerity, and boldness as he traipses around Carthage? And why is Dido so darkly verklempt? Juno and Venus do some role-shifting as the darts of Cupid’s passion work their way imperceptibly through Dido’s cervine heart. A cave, an eloquent sister serving as matchmaker, the 70’s hit Loveboat, and Dave’s usual pedantry: this episode nearly has it all. And stay tuned for Jeff’s signature exercise program so you can learn how to walk like a Classicist!

If you want to marry a woman, remember to kill her husband first

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends the dissension of the common people coming to an end. 

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends the possible misfortune of a powerful man.

… 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)