Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 21, 2022

Hodie est a.d. XII Ian. 2775 AUC ~ 28 Poseideion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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We’re back to close out the year with an long awaited (and maybe original) episode of Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced. Joining us is very special guest, Adam Rabinowitz, who explains why the best adaptation of Homer’s Iliad every produced in the U.S. of A. was not a tediously long epic poem about the War of 1812 – for that, see the Fredoniad – but the HBO crime drama, The Wire. We break down this television classic, its roots in Greek literature and how Omar Little has become a modern Achilles.

Dr Basima talks about her new research on a Late Babylonian economic archive from Shatir. She explains about her teaching, and incorporating tablet handling sessions at the Iraq Museum.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of a hot and disease-bearing wind.

… 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)Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 20, 2022


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