Hodie est a.d.  Id. Quintiles (Iulias) 2772 AUC ~  14 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Synopsis: On the eastern frontiers of the Seleucid Empire, Parthia, Bactria and the Indo-Greeks struggle for regional supremacy.  The stalemate in Syria and murder of Eucratides advance the fortunes of Mithridates…

In this episode I take a look into Rome’s foundation myth and how Livy, Dionysus and Plutarch handled the various elements within it.

Augustus et Catharina et Iustus apud Rusticationem Virginianam cum multis amicis in ipso maeniano sedentibus colloquuntur

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today, there will be agitations among the common people and a shortage of grain.

… adapted from the 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)

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