#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 18, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 16 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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Hoc in colloquio, Augustus et Catharina et Iustus de societate nomine Lupercal, ab amicissima Serena Shirley condita, colloquuntur.

We discuss a person who had an important impact on both science and language: Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles. In particular, we talk about the use of poetry to explain science, from Hesiod to Lucretius to Darwin to Baba Brinkman, and the new wave of science communicators on and off line.

 In the time around 60 AD when the Romans were occupying what would later become the country of England, a grand rebellion took place. The fight was taken to the Romans by the fierce warrior Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe of Briton…

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