Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 2nd, 2023

Hodie est a.d. VI Mai. 2776 AUC ~ 12 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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It’s British edu-tainment at its finest? Opinions, like empires, are divided over this movie, a raunchy comedy adapted from of a popular TV/Youtube series adapted from a popular book series. Joined by a new wonderful guest, Emma Coffey, we get into Boudica’s revolt, representation of historical women in film and Britain’s representation of its own colonial history as mediated through its ancient past. And poop jokes. All in all pretty standard fair. Is this a clever and effective way to teach history or Youtube sketch that overstayed its welcome?

Young Meleager enjoys the quiet of the forest, until his father, King Oeneus, shouts through the trees to wish him happy birthday.  They return to the palace for the festival of the first fruits, and everyone celebrates!  But they have made a terrible mistake – which places their kingdom in dire peril. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Olympus is an adventure for tweens and their grownups.

Definitely not for children…

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends shortages.

… 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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