Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 12, 2022

Hodie est pr. Id. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 17 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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This episode explores the essay written by Dr. Casey Due Hackney where she discusses the “mother bird” simile in relation to Achilles and the book Achilles in Vietnam by Dr. Jonathan Shay. The relationship between Achilles and Patroclus (Patrokles) is also discussed.

An discussion of Dr. Casey Due Hackney’s essay on mothering similes in the Iliad and how modern day warriors reflect the same emotions as the depicted in Homer’s work. The heart-breaking 2010 documentary, Restrepo, about the Afghanistan war is also referenced.

Could a Roman woman lead an army? What was it like to give birth in the ancient world? And how could women gain financial independence in the Roman empire? In our latest ‘Everything you wanted to know’ episode, Professor Kate Cooper answers your questions on the experiences of women in the Roman world.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rain during harvest time and famine.

… 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)