Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~ 2 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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Socrates was a scholar, teacher, and philosopher born in ancient Greece. His Socratic method laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned against him, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 B.C. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile. His life is chronicled through very few sources: the dialogues of Plato and Xenophon and the plays of Aristophanes. Today as part of our fund drive, we are in conversation with Armand D’Angour about the Life of Socrates and his influence on western intellectual tradition.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If there is any thunder today, it portends the outbreak of disease and a shortage of the necessities of life.
… 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)