#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of May 23-24, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IX Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

Please note that the ‘Landscape Modery’ section is now published on Saturdays (for a while at least) as #Thelxiope

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Will Vorenus and Pullo recover Caesar’s stolen standard? Will anyone explain why Octavian needs to go to Gaul? Find out in the inaugural episode of Raising Standards, a true rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome for true Romans! Raising Standards, an occasional rewatch podcast of HBO’s Rome, hosted by Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith of the Emperors of Rome podcast.

It’s fair to say Stephen Fry is a man of many talents. After dazzling guests at a dinner party while retelling Greek myths, the British actor, comedian and author discovered his talent for bringing these ancient tales to life. He knows his Theseus from his Prometheus, his Medea from his Medusa, and has a knack for making us feel that the myths are still alive and kicking in the city’s old temples, winding streets and hills. He’s even written a book on the subject, suitably titled “Mythos”. Fry joins us from lockdown in his home in Norfolk, UK, to share his three favourite myths about Athens.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[I can’t make heads or tails of today’s entry]

… 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 on the Tube for May 23, 2020

Hodie est a.d. X Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 2 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

Since the number of Classics-related videos on Youtube and elsewhere seems to have increased markedly, we’re experimenting with them having their own post on Saturdays.  I’m experimenting/fiddling with categories as well . We’ll see how long we keep this going … the page might take a while to load

Documentary length

 

Mini-docs

 

Lectures and Conferences

Tragic Performances/Readings

 

Emily Wilson Odyssey Readings/strong>

 

American Institute for Roman Culture

 

Museo Etusco di Villa Giulia

 

Cambridge Museum of Archaeology (Classics for All)

 

Runshaw Classics

 

Milennial Classicist

 

Michael Levy

 

Mythology Manifest

 

Aimed at Students

 

Alia

 

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#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 22, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 1 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Sir John Boardman talks about a wine drinking cup made in Ancient Athens; he also talks about what we can learn from it about Ancient Greek culture and the kind of lifestyle the Greeks had.

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends heavy rains and the destruction of fish in the sea.

… 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 May 21, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 29 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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nihil novum hodie!

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There’s nothing worse than having a Finicky Anus aka Lucius Annius Vinicianus. According to Josephus, Vinicianus was one of the main conspirators. As we’ll see, Vinicianus was a long history of conspiring against the Julio-Claudians – he was complicit in conspiracies to overthrow Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius. And his sons tried to overthrow Nero. The assassination of Caligula was planned to happen during the celebration of the Palatine games because Caligula had announced that he would be moving to Alexandria – perhaps permanently – the following day.

Professional Matters

Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the need to make amends for terrible news.

… 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 May 20, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 28 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prosperity for those in the East, but the opposite for those in the West.

… 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)