Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 9, 2022

Hodie est a.d V Id. Sex. 2775 AUC ~ 12 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Known as the Eternal City, ancient Rome was one of the greatest civilisations in human history, but how did it come about? With a turbulent history of Kings, civil wars and imperial desires – Rome has an incredible history. But who founded it? Were Romulus and Remus real brothers fighting for their kingdoms, or did a Trojan hero found one of the mightiest Italian states? Recent archaeological discoveries indicate a far more complicated picture of Rome’s beginnings – but where does its mystic past fall into this new story? In this episode, Tristan is joined by Professor Guy Bradley from Cardiff University to discover more about the origins of Rome around the 8th century B.C.

This file contains the first three episodes in our series on Marc Antony and Cleopatra: Lovers in a Dangerous Time, all in one place. This series has everything: love, war, violence, betrayal, Marc Antony barfing everywhere, and Cleopatra being extremely glamorous at all times. If you’ve listened to our interview with Barry Strauss on the Battle of Actium, you may be in the mood to dive into this story–or revisit it.

Euripides is really here making us all fall for Menelaus and I don’t know how to deal with it. Menelaus and Helen are reunited and plan their escape from Egypt.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a year of good health for people.

… 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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