Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 21, 2023

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 30 Poseideion II in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Numerus Sīnēnsium decrescit …

In this episode we head to the Mediterranean and discover more about Inclusive Maritime Heritage in Southeast Sicily. We explore the ancient fishing traditions of the Marzamemi, discuss shipwrecks, connectivity, and the innovative, reflexive ways the team are working with local communities to tell the story of their maritime past.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends that a king hated by many will be the subject of a final plot

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends abundance, but also an abundance of mice and deer.

… 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)