Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 19, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 22 Metageitnion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Murray tackles this question that Doug emailed in, ‘what kind of armies, weapons, and tactics were used by Carthage and Syracuse in the fifth and fourth centuries BC?’

After the Delian Leagues victory over the Persian forces at the Eurymedon River, campaigning would continue with it appearing other areas closer to the Greek mainland being the focus. Though, the Island of Thasos, an original Delian league member would now also revolt from the league, seeing Athens and the leagues attention being refocused to deal with this developing threat….

Liv speaks with CW Marshall, who’s literally written the book on Euripides’ Helen, about the background, context, and behind the scenes of the play as well as Euripides’ fragmentary play Andromeda. Follow Toph on Twitter.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends women and the servile classes daring to commit murders.

… 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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