Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 21, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Do you smell that? Could it be the warm smell of colitas rising up through the air? Or did Dave over-microwave his gas station burrito again? Well, whatever the odor is, this path paved with good intentions (and a little cement) is leading Aeneas and company to you know where. Our Trojan exiles have finally reached the stillettoed boot of Italy. But before they can plant a flag and put up their feet, Aeneas has to take a detour down into the Underworld for one last chat with dad. But how to get there? As the Cumaean Sybil says, the gettin’ in is the easy part, it’s the leaving that’ll give you fits. So, keep your eye out for lost comrades, watch those birds, and “bough down”, ut dicunt. Such a lovely place, such a lovely face.

The upcoming 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb has us talking about the discoverer, Howard Carter, who seems to have had sticky fingers and a propensity to fudge the story of his find. Ethics? Morals? Does it matter? Look at all that nice stuff!

A brief history of The Ancient World. Plus: a new season, a new partnership and a new Patreon page!

Joined by a very special guest and the Rock’s personal Latin teacher, Dr. Kira Jones (@FlavianSophist), we enter the dreaming of Netflix’s The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic 1989-1996 comic of the same name. We dig the the mythological foundations of Gaiman’s, the nature of dreams and our favorite bits of Latin in modern pop culture. Come for the hot takes, leave never because you’re trapped in an eternal waking nightmare!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad things and losses for the people.

… 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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