Hodie est a.d.  XV Kal. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  17 Hekatombaion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Seneca’s Thyestes, probably written around the 50s CE, is one of the most horrifying and influential plays ever written.

When Cleopatra met Julius Caesar, sparks flew. The daring Egyptian queen beguiled the conquering Roman general—and then enlisted him to fight her battles.

Outnumbered five to one in a city full of ancient wonders, Cleopatra and Caesar spent the next ten months barricaded in a luxurious palace while outside, the enemy howled for their blood. The two fought a deadly urban war for Cleopatra’s throne–and both of their survival.

Sejanus decided to remove the next in line of Germanicus’ heirs, Drusus, and finally married Livia Julia, the widow of the other Drusus, son of Tiberius. He also became Tiberius’ official partner in power – in 31CE Tiberius took his fifth consulship, with Seianus as his colleague. But before the year 31 would come to a close, Sejanus and all his family were dead, his statues thrown down, his name erased from the public records.
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Alia

Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If there is any thunder today,  a crop shortage may come due to wet weather.

… 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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