#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for April 1, 2020

Hodie est Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 9 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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… not a day to be trusting news sources …

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Ray recently interviewed Lindsay Powell about Caligula. I asked Ray for show notes. This is what he gave me. “We talked of keeping the sources in context, considering the times they lived it and agenda. He went deep. Then his analysis of the events in the German border and the coast of Britain. And his apparent fickleness, which in a ruler, effects everyone but also how people like Suetonius probably used that.” See? That’s what I have to work with.

The interviews in this episode of Classics Confidential were recorded at a workshop entitled The Forgotten Other: Disability Studies and the Classical Body. The workshop took place at Kings College in June 2018: it was organised by Dr Ellen Adams, Senior Lecturer in Classical Art & Archaeology at Kings College London, and Dr Emma-Jayne Graham, Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University.

Achilles is back and it’s god vs. god, Greek vs. Trojan, Achilles vs. Hector in the most epic battle of the Trojan War.

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Alia

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends civil discord and the collapse of fortunes.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 31, 2020

Hodie est pridie Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

… no entry for March 31!

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 30, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 7 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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… the no news pattern continues … alas

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The First Punic War, lasting from 264 to 241 B.C., was the longest uninterrupted war in the ancient world, fought between the Roman Republic and the Phoenician city-state of Carthage. Exploring the origins of the conflict is essential, tracing the earliest instances of Romano-Punic relations to the intervention of Rome on the behalf of the Mamertines in 264. While the Romans may be able to hold their own in land engagements, will they be able to meet the awesome nautical power of Carthage and emerge victorious in the clash off Cape Ecnomus, the  largest naval battle in the ancient world?

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Alia

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of a powerful human who will bring good cheer.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of March 28-29, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Synopsis: With Rome encroaching from the north and south, the sons of Grypus battle Parthians, usurpers and local powers to keep their hold on Syria…

In this CC Shorts episode, Elton talks to Dr Jody Cundy (University of Toronto) about her work on Pausanias’ Description of Greece. The conversation ranges over the themes of wonder, travel writing, and paradoxography (‘the cataloguing of marvels’), and how Pausanias represents Greece as a place of enchantment – from its most famous ruins to a simple rock on the ground.

Something a little lighter to cheer everyone up this month – in this story, a young man throws a wild party, not realising his father has come home from a foreign business trip early, and a clever slave comes up with a novel idea for keeping the father out of the house… We’re all going through a rough time at the minute, one way or another, so rather than something scary or sad, I’ve gone for a bit of comic relief with this one! This story has been adapted from Plautus, Mostellaria, 446-531.

This episode of Tony Robinson’s Romans looks into the life of the infamously mad and ‘evil’ Emperor Caligula. We’ll be exploring his rise to power, the many attempts on his life and his most famous decision to make his horse a member of the senate. Historians Anthony Barrett and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill join Tony to explore the mind of Caligula.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a better reputation for women.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 27, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 4 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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… the news cycle seems to be grinding to a halt …

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends imported abundance.

… 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)