Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 16, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 19 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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In this very Euripidean finale, Helen and Menelaus execute their escape from Egypt, and Theoclymenus is visited by unexpectedly divine guests…

Welcome to the first of four episodes on the history of holidays: Byron’s Grand Tour; The Invention of Mass Tourism; Sun, Sea and Sex; and Roman Holidays. In the first episode, Tom and Dominic explore the adventures of Byron, Boswell and their peers contemporaries to foreign lands, where they pursued romance, sought to improve their health, and ‘acquire’ authentic souvenirs.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a long-lasting peace.

… 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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