Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 22, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Nov. 2775 AUC ~ 27 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Liber I, Carmina Octava: Ovid writes an invective against unnamed former-friend.

Truss dētrūsa …

The period from the first century B.C. through the third century A.D. saw a time of unprecedented economic contact between the Mediterranean world (under the dominion of the Roman Empire) and the political entities bordering along the Western Indian Ocean. This fostered the exchange of goods and ideas, leading some scholars to identify it as the first period of globalization. Joining the show is Dr. Serena Autiero, who helps elaborate on how we can apply modern concepts like globalization in an ancient context by using material and written evidence to demonstrate the complex interactions that occurred in the flourishing Indo-Roman trade.

The year is 67 CE. Nero is still on his 14 month tour of Greece. He dropped into the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and tickled the Omphalos.

In Latin we have and hard “R” sound, and if you’re not Italian or Spanish, chances are you don’t know how to make it perfect. Here’s an useful exercise to start rolling your “R”s like an Italian!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends bad weather and blemishing diseases for the people

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends happiness 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)