Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 19, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XIV Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 26 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Often overshadowed by his more successful peers (anyone heard of Julius Caesar?), Crassus’ rise and fall from power is that of legend. A Roman General, Statesman, and once called the ‘Richest Man In Rome’, Crassus’ power and influence is undisputed. But how did Crassus come to obtain such power, and just how far can the mighty actually fall? In this episode, Tristan is joined by Sir Peter Stothard to talk us through the rise and fall of this often overlooked figure. From his involvement in quelling the Spartacus rebellion, to his untimely death on the battle field, what is there to learn about this pillar of Roman society – and just how did his head end up as a theatre prop?

Liv reads part 2 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book IV, translated by Brookes More. More of the cursed house of Thebes, Cadmus and Harmonia, and even… Perseus’ hunt for Medusa and his rescue of Andromeda.

In the depths of winter a festival took place which celebrated the goddess Demeter, the Haloa. It was an all woman affair with drinking, fire and an all night feast. Oh, and rude language was a must. Episode notes on ancientblogger.com with images, a transcipt, sources and further reading.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the prolongation of war.

… 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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