Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 1, 2023

Hodie est Kal. Apr. 2776 AUC ~ 11 Elaphebolion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Upload your stacks and get ready to get spun back up because we’re taking on the labors of Netflix’s cyberpunk action noir Altered Carbon. Super special guest Methuselah and Metal Classicist Jeremy Swist pitches to the Reception Police™ his idea on future super-soldier Takeshi Kovacs being a reception of the mighty Heracles. We get into this show’s genre roots, the motivations of (anti-)heroes, the archaeology of spinning the dead back up and – in true Platonic fashion – the nature of the soul. It’s Plotinus meets Philip K Dick. Verdict: you cannot disembody the embodied body.

Mark, one of our patrons, wonders if Murray sees a place for AI in helping to translate ancient manuscripts. Could AI step up to help with this and help sort and categorise through keywords, names, etc.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends civil discord and the crumbling of fortunes.

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends justice bringing prosperity to good people and little to evil people.

… 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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