#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for June 20, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~ 18 Skirophorion in the second year of the 699th Olympiad

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Athenians’ vote to kill all the men of Mytilene, then their change of mind next day and their race to stop the first vote being implemented.

Within sixty days of crossing the Rubicon, Julius Caesar took control of the entire Italian peninsula—almost without bloodshed. But until he defeated Pompey, Caesar’s victories were temporary.

Now Caesar would face Rome’s greatest general and his own greatest rival. Pompey had more experience, more troops, and more supplies, and he knew every move Caesar planned to make before he made it.

The odds were not in Caesar’s favor–but that’s just how he liked it.

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