Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 29, 2022

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Dec 2775 AUC ~ 6 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Yesterday, Odysseus met Cassandra; today, we meet Lorna Lee’s Cassandra reflecting on the past, the future and her present in war-torn Troy. The Last Song was narrated by award winning author Daisy Dunn, winner of the 2020 Classical Association Prize.

In part three of Sophocles’ Antigone, Kreon speaks with his son who was set to marry Antigone, and Antigone is finally sentenced to her death.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends better times for the lower classes, but also the destruction of the fruit harvest.

… 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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