Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 12, 2023

Hodie est pr. Id. Ian. 2776 AUC ~ 21 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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This episode contains references to sexual assault and suicide. When you think of Ancient Rome, you don’t often associate it with the idea of a Monarchy. But long before the likes of Julius Caesar, Augustus, or even Nero – Kings ruled over the land. Specifically – seven of them. But what happened to these Kings of Rome, and why aren’t they immortalised in history the same way as their Emperor successors? In this episode of The Ancients, Tristan is joined by fellow Podcast hosts and authors Dr Peta Greenfield and Dr Fiona Radford, to take us through this mysterious part of Ancient History. Looking at the key figures and myths who defined this period of Ancient Rome – what really happened to the Kings of Rome?

We are SO excited that we have a book coming out in February 2023! Our book, Women of Myth, will be available worldwide from Simon and Schuster. Listen in as we talk about our favorite Women of Myth from around the world with Liv Albert from Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby! Our book is about epic women in mythology from around the world. We cover a diverse range of cultures, from Greek and Roman mythology to important figures from regions such as Africa and African Diaspora countries, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Middle East, indigenous cultures from North, South, and Central America; and more. We cannot wait to share these tales with you.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends men having their reputations damaged but there will be plenty of fodder for horses and cattle  and an abundance of fish.

… 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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