Hodie est VIII id. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  6 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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The conflict between patricians and plebeians continues apace as we explore the political complexities of 460 BCE. Much like a Jane Austen novel, letters and rumours abound in the fair city of Rome…

Ben joins David to discuss his PhD on the representation of the eagle in Roman society, which included looking at the traditional military/political/divine aspects, but also delved into lesser known themes, like what the symbol meant to women and how it related to pregnancy. He also talks about his post-doctoral work on the project ‘People and Birds in the Southern Levant (https://levantbirds.wordpress.com/) ‘, which included a steep – but an ultimately rewarding – learning curve when he had to jump from classics to prehistoric archaeology…

Sermo 99, quo tria profero carmina Latina, inter multa quae apud patreon.com/alexanderveronensis inveniri possunt!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, there will be an abundance of honey but a shortage of water and other food.

… 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)

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