Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 10, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 15 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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History is littered with devastating accounts of prejudice that shines a harsh light on the atrocities humans have inflicted on each other for centuries. But has racism always plagued our society? From the African son of Peter the Great of Russia, to the one-eyed black leader of the Kushite army – Warrior Queen Amanirenas, it seems skin colour presented no barriers for a person of African decent to amount to greatness in antiquity. In this episode, Tristan is joined by Luke Pepera who is a writer, broadcaster, anthropologist, and historian to talk about the attitudes towards race in the ancient world.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the downfall of a praiseworthy man.

… 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)