Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 26, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 1 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Liber I, Carmina Quarta: Ovid finds himself and his ship at the mercy of the oceanic elements once again.

Second up for my Greco-Persian war series is the Battle of Marathon, fought in 490 BCE. The first time in living and recorded memory that a foreign invader attempted such a thing in Greece. Joining me to discuss the events is author and historian, Dr Owen Rees. Owen specialises in warfare in the ancient world and has a penchant for dissecting the psychological effects it had on the ancient psyche….

In our first ever episode, Malinda and Nicole discuss the myth of Demeter and Persephone. Featuring special guest SJ Brady.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the gods striking down a corrupt ruler.

… 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)