#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio For August 13, 2109

Hodie est id. Sextiles (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  13 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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In this episode I continue the theme of early Rome by looking at its second King. Numa Pompilius. I talk about how he came to the throne, what religious initiatives he set in place and how the sources handled their accounts of him. As ever there are some curious tangents involving dancing, possible magic, thunderstorms and stinking charms.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it portends plague upon the bodies of both humans and animals.

… 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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