Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 17th, 2023

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Iun. 2776 AUC ~ 27 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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In this episode, we interview linguist and language teacher Dr. Robert Fradkin about his article Latin Conjugation: The Stem Vowel Speaks, published in the 50th issue of NECJ. We encourage you to join the conversation and consider a new vision of Latin verb organization. What is the best way to learn and teach Latin verbs? Is there one? Well, take a listen to our conversation with Dr. Fradkin about his linguistic approach to learning Latin.

Oedipus defends himself against the accusations, but there’s much more to the death of Laius than he understands… Plus, gods so many prophecies!

Ramesses II is the only pharaoh in history to be known as ‘the great’, but does he deserve that title? Was he the pharaoh in the Exodus story? And was his mummy really given a passport when he travelled to France? Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has just written a new biography of Ramesses and he answered these questions and more in conversation with Rob Attar.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rainy weather.

… 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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