Hodie est Non. Septembres 2772 AUC ~ 7 Boedromion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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The death of Agrippina came soon after that of her son. There are more majestas trials, trouble with the Parthians, and, despite the assurance from his favourite astrologer that he had many years left, Tiberius addresses his own mortality. With Drusus dead, the only remaining heirs to the throne were Gemellus, son of Drusus, and Gaius, son of Germanicus – aka Caligula.
In this episode, we discuss the years 425 and 424 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the conclusion of the First Sicilian Expedition and the Congress of Gela, the Athenian seizure of Kythera, the Battles of Megara and Delium, and the beginning of Brasidas’ Thracian campaign
Dr G and Dr Rad always enjoy a trip to the movies, as you tell from our past forays in classics like Spartacus, Gladiator, and the contemporary farce Hail, Caesar! We are planning to record more special episodes when we see a historical flick or television series that sparks our interest. This week we saw Tarantino’s latest offering, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
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- [BMCR] Dennis P. Kehoe, Thomas A. J. McGinn (ed.), Ancient Law, Ancient Society.
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it should thunder today, it portends a surplus of barley but a decrease in the wheat crop.
… 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)