Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 17, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 24 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Revenge is sweet in this dramatic story by Maya Pyshkin, inspired by the theme ‘Heroes’ and written for the Senior category. It was narrated by Dr Ian Goh, a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Swansea University and a council member of the Classical Association

In this brilliant short story, James Robson takes us into the mind of Meredith Gorgo – and introduces us to a young journalist on a mission. Stone Cold was awarded Third Place in the Senior Category and it was written by Sophie Davies. James is a Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University and the Grants Officer of the Classical Association.

On the west bank of the Nile, across from the ancient city of Thebes, lies the Valley of the Kings – the final resting place of several Pharaohs and their families. The valley is a 1,000 ft wide wadi [valley] that was utilised as a royal burial ground by three dynasties of the New Kingdom for over half a millennia. Made famous by Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun in 1922, the Valley of the Kings is home to the most celebrated archaeological finds in history. For this third episode of our special miniseries on Tutankhamun, Tristan is joined by renowned egyptologist, broadcaster and author, Dr Chris Naunton to learn more about the incredible place where Tut and so many others entered the realm of the dead.

We dig back into the MCU with return guest and (pseudo-)archaeology expert, David S Anderson to excavate The Eternals (2021). Once more we revisit the thorny issue of what exactly is and isn’t a god in this universe and how to reconcile these immortal robo-stewards against the broader universe. We also dig into the problematic nature of its source material, the way ideas about myth and history slip in and out of cultural discourse and underlying assumptions about what humans are and are not good for. Is is love, creativity, hope, pyramid-building? Namor also pops up for reasons

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends ample fodder for the flocks.

… 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)


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