Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 1, 2022

Hodie est Kal. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 6 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Liber I, Carmina Quinta: Ovid writes a letter to one of his few remaining friends, and compares himself to a fellow reluctant adventurer: Odysseus.

Nordstream dīruptī ;;;

Plato argued that the inevitable next step in political evolution after democracy is tyranny. Many political thinkers throughout history agreed with him. Were they right?

“…For filled with that good gift suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it the oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.” Wine. More than medicine. More than nourishment. A gift from the Gods……

In todays episode we end the Greek Mythology season (for now) with Dionysus: The God of Wine, Fertility, Parties and Theater. James will tell us about how Dionysus was born and how he took his life trauma and turned it into something bigger than himself.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends  a corrupt tyrant in control of the state

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends prosperity but mice will overrun the land.

… 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)