Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 14, 2023

Hodie est pr. Id. Mart. 2776 AUC ~ 22 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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This week there’s more gore in store for shor as Aeneas gets his rage on and goes full Achilles.  The carnage reaches such a fever pitch that it raises a number of sticky questions: Is Aeneas just a puppet of Fate? If so, can we hold him culpable for the horrible things he perpetrates on the battlefield?  When does embossing your baldric with mythic scenes stop being a flex and start being a “bit much”? Keep your head down, dodge those flying body parts, and see if you can tell who’s who as Aeneas meets his possible doppelganger between spear chuckings. You know what they say—double your alter ego symbolic foreshadowing stand-ins, double your fun.

We’re (finally) finishing with Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae and all I can say is: I’m sorry.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prosperity but also the death of men and the proliferation of wild beasts.

… 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)