Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 29th, 2023

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Mai. 2776 AUC ~ 9 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Emboldened by his success in the Social War, Philip’s desire for world conquest leads him to ally with Hannibal Barca against the Roman Republic in 215. The so-called “First Macedonian War” (215-206 BC) is mainly a conflict between the various states of Greece, leading to the king tightening his grip over the Symmachy, and the end of his relationship with Aratus of Sicyon.

Liv speaks with Dr. Ryan Denson about the mythology of the sea (again!), this time about the Nereid nymphs, daughters of the Old Man of the Sea, and Triton(s), the son(s) of Poseidon (sometimes there’s one, sometimes many… such is Greek myth).

The Athenian army fight and win a famous victory at Marathon, but Tolmis finds himself living the battle over again and again in an endless loop… This story is inspired by Pausanias, 1.32.3-5 and based partly on Herodotus, 6.112-117. It’s followed by a discussion of the Battle of Marathon, battlefield ghosts, and the history of the site itself.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends strong zephyr winds

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends a shower of good things..

… 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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