#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 7, 2020

Hodie est Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 17 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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It’s time for us to talk about plagues — ancient, medieval, literary, etymological, and psychological! We’re joined by Moxie from Your Brain on Facts for a very fun — if slightly disturbing — discussion of many aspects of historical plagues.

Phaedra wants to take up hunting like Hippolytus and is driven to the extremes of mental derangement. Perhaps it is some family curse that the women of her Cretan line all suffer in love (Europa, Pasiphae, Ariadne)? Phaedra describes how attractive she found Hippolytus when she first saw him at Eleusis.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rain that will harm the grain fields.

… 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 July 6, 2020

Hodie est pr. Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 16 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Bettany Hughes joins us to talk about why she loves the Odyssey so much that she went and made a whole TV series about it. And apologises a lot for being all over beautiful Greek islands just as everyone else was getting locked up!

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends deadly diseases for enslaved persons.

… 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 July 4-5, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Hic narro quid factum sit bello mundano altero familiae meae.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an abundance of grain but the downfall of a virtuous ruler.

… 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)

#Thelxiope ~ Classics in Landscape Mode for July 4, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

This week’s video-based gleanings … page might take a while to load:

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Runshaw Classics

 

Classics and Archaeology at Kent

 

Women’s Classical Committee UK

 

Michael Levy

 

Helen King

 

Darius Arya

 

Emily Wilson

 

Digital Hammurabi

 

University of Oxford

 

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Alia

#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 3, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Non. Quint. 2772 AUC ~ 13 Skirophorion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics. In this episode Jasper tells explains why the Roman army drew lots in AD69.

This edition of Staging the Archive podcast was recorded in March 2020, bringing together Professor Oliver Taplin (Emeritus Professor of Classics, Oxford, and co-founder of the APGRD) and Dr Giovanna Di Martino (Lecturer in Classics, Oxford) discussing Sicily’s privileged relationship with ancient Greek theatre. In particular, they focus on early-mid 20th century performances of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon at the Greek theatre at Syracuse.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a harsh winter.

… 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)