Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 1, 2022

Hodie est Kal. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 6 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Prosthetics – an artificial feature or body part commonly used to either help restore functions of lost limbs, or change a person’s appearance. Today, advancements in technology mean prosthetics can sense touch and be controlled by the mind – a far cry from their origins in antiquity as ivory embellished arms or hair extensions made out of plant fibres. In this episode, Tristan is joined by Dr Jane Draycott from University of Glasgow to talk about the brilliant uses of prosthetics in ancient societies, where the concept originated from, and how sources like Pliny the Elder and excavated wigs can tell us how their functions have changed across millennia.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a good harvest and good times.

… 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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