Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 19, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 26 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Not for the squeamish, this is a bloody tale of revenge, deception and justice with some very famous characters involved, as Isabella Dennis makes us think – what really makes a hero a hero? Heroes and Murderers was narrated by Gráinne Cassidy, CA Education Coordinator. EPIC: Modern Writers, Ancient Stories is a compilation of short stories written by entrants in the 2022 Classical Association Creative Writing Competition, inspired by Stephen Fry’s trilogy Mythos, Heroes and Troy.

Nero celebrates two official triumphs. Not for military victories, but for singing. It’s the last straw. A new rebellion is formed, lead by Vindex and Galba.

Comitia varia per Americam habita …

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends good health for women.

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends a brief period of famine.

… 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)