Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 9, 2022

Hodie est a.d. V Id. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 14 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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We are between issues of the magazine, but Murray suggested the team discuss who is our favourite military author or ancient source.

Agatha Christie is known as the queen of crime fiction. But, as Lucy Worsley reveals, her life contained almost as much drama and mystery as her novels. Speaking to Rhiannon Davies, she reveals how Christie was a thoroughly modern woman for her time, and explains how her 80 books reflect the tumultuous transformations Britain went through during her lifetime.

You know what I don’t talk enough about? The ruins of Pompeii. Author Elodie Harper joins me to talk ancient Pompeii and writing the lives of enslaved people living in ancient Rome. It’s a dark topic, but we have fun (I promise).

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a disease-carrying wind.

… 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)