Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 7, 2023

Hodie est Non. Mart. 2776 AUC ~ 15 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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For this episode, Red is joined by Champion of the Classics, Natalie Haynes. Through her best-selling novels, her sell-out stand-up comedy performances, and eight series of her hit radio show, Natalie has brought the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome to legions of new fans. Her novels The Children of Jocasta and A Thousand Ships retold the Greek myths of Oedipus and Antigone, and the Trojan War respectively, reshaping the stories by placing women at their hearts. And her latest novel, Stone Blind, reveals a new side to the seemingly familiar myth of Perseus and The Gorgon, Medusa. Not only does it put male power under the spotlight but it explores how we create monsters out of our fear of the unknown. And best of all for fans of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, she narrates the audiobook version of Stone Blind herself!

Ah, youth! We are all familiar with that mysterious and formative period of life between childhood and adulthood, but how did the ancient Romans describe this time of transition? In this episode, social historian Dr. Lauren Caldwell joins Chelsea and Melissa to talk about aspects of Roman “girlhood” and the difficult transition to “womanhood”. Listen in, as we dive into ancient Latin medical and legal texts to learn how the ancient Romans grappled with puberty and the various changes that took place in the female body that differentiated girls (puellae) from the women (feminae) they would become.

(Fictional) Euripides and Mnesilochus work to infiltrate the Thesmophoria festival and things get very, very weird.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a major wind which will affect the business of the powerful.

… 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)