Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 22, 2022

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 29 Maimakterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Inspired by a line in Book 12 of Homer’s Iliad, Susanna Phillippo’s story about grief and storytelling was commended in the Open Category and it was vividly brought to life in this narration by Professor James Robson. Susanna is herself a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University and you can read her profile here.

This week, we hear from Professor Laurence Totelin, who is a specialist in ancient pharmacology and botany at the University of Cardiff, Wales. She is an historian of Greek and Roman Science, Technology, and Medicine and has published wildly on of ancient pharmacology, gynecology, botany and sensory studies. She is currently working on the history of pharmacological retail; the history of plant grafting; and the history of ancient cosmetics and sexual aids, such as aphrodisiacs. With Dr. Patty Baker and Professor Helen King, she helped create a MOOC Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World.

Continuing with Sophocles’ Antigone… Antigone is caught burying Polyneices, and both she and Ismene are going to be blamed by Kreon. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv’s Patreon for bonus content!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a year of good health.

… 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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