Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 21, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Dig into the firstest episode of our new special segment, Extremely Strained and Incredibly Force, where we seek out and/or create connections between ancient and modern popular media. Debuting this new project is super special three-peat guest, Ayelet Haimson Lushkov, and her question: “Is Moana the Aeneid?” Sailing into unknown horizons, we chart a new course looking at these two works – one a 1st c. BCE Latin poem, the other a 2016 animated Disney film base don Polynesian myth – and their sea-sailing, destiny-guided heroes. Join us as we consider the nature of reception and its limits (is Hamilton the Aeneid?), tales of displacement and homecoming, the figure of the hero and, of course, the coconut (the roots and the leaves!)

‘Philip II of Macedonia inherited a fragile kingdom under pressure. He absorbed the lessons from his childhood and turned it into a military powerhouse.’ The team discuss the latest issue of the magazine XV.6 Macedonia Rising: The volatile life of King Phillip II.

Liv speaks with professor and author Daniel Ogden about all things Spooky! Find his books on werewolves, dragons, and more wherever you get your books!

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends  the outbreak of a coughing sickness and oppression of the heart.

… 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)