#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 14, 2022

Hodie est pr. Id. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 9 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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We spoke with Tim Brooks of the Endangered Alphabets project about the cultural importance of scripts, the pressures on marginalized and isolated scripts, his beautiful wood carvings, and the various initiatives he and his group have been working on to support script revitalization and creation around the world.

This week the guys close out their look at Book V with continued questions about the relevance of this break in the epic’s main action. Are we really supposed to find deep meaning in flaming arrows? Is there coded symbolism when Dares starts flexing and popping his pecs like Schwarzeneggar auditioning for Conan: This Time He’s Even More Greased Up? And what’s with that “Trojan Game”? Maybe there’s a reason it never translated to the board or video variety. Is its sole function to bring out Dave’s grim loathing of parades? But hold tight–there’s also some genuine, keel-smoldering pathos here. Juno’s intent on barbecuing the Trojan fleet and there’s poignant loss at the end.  So don’t throw in the towel, go the full ten rounds.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends disease.

… 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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