Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 24, 2023

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Mart. 2776 AUC ~ 4 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Following his last question from Murray a few weeks ago, Andy asks, ‘the question I’ve always wondered is why it seems to fall out of use between the two periods even though protecting infantry from cavalry remains a consistent problem across ancient and medieval warfare’?

The polis of Corinth has remained in the background of events as we have travelled through the narrative of the series so far. Now though, we have reached a point, the years leading to the break out of the Peloponnesian War, where Corinth starts to feature in the ancient sources on a more regular basis. This would be through diplomatic dealings, both within the Peloponnesian league and on larger Greek matters involving Athens…

Today’s episode features conversations from last year’s Deconstructing Atlantis series: with Flint Dibble, David S. Anderson, and Steph Halmhofer. Check out Flint’s twitter relevant threads: Atlantis in current pop culture, the dangers of Atlantis “lore”, erotic vases.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends civil wars for the city and  disease for the animals of the forest.

… 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)