#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 31, 2019

Hodie est pridie Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 4 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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We continue and finish our live commentary on the 1979 epic film, CALIGULA. Picking up where we left off last week, Caligula is fisting the married couple and he doesn’t even remove his ring. A dark and stormy night leads to night terrors, a super hot threesome between Caligula, his sister and Helen Mirren, a gratuitous but welcome sultry Italian lesbian scene, spinning plates, a Helen Mirren does Madonna dance scene, some torture, a horse in a bed, death, crazy, an orgy on a fake ship, and we close with brains being bashed out on the stairs. It’s one helluva film.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

No entry for October 31!

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 30, 2019

Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and a household name in the UK having written numerous books and presented many documentaries about Ancient Rome and Greece. Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley spoke to Beard about her early obsession with a frightening tale, her evolving appreciation of Jane Eyre and allegiance to Germaine Greer.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends not only prosperity but also fewer enemies, and general good cheer for the state.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 29, 2019

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 2 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Salamis, the great clash at sea between Greece and Persia.

For this episode I had the pleasure of taking the train into Oxford to meet the fabulous Mai Musié, the Knowledge Exchange Project Officer at Oxford University. We talked about her work at the university along with her many other projects, her own Classical education, and the importance of reframing Classics as a subject that has something for everyone.

Quid video hodie, dum ambulatio fruor vespertina

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a year of serious disease.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 28, 2019

Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 1 Maimakterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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A very slow Monday …

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Ptolemy I Soter, a former commander of Alexander the Great turned King and Pharaoh of Egypt, was perhaps the craftiest out of all of Alexander’s Successors. A talented commander and even more brilliant politician, Ptolemy would wield diplomacy and intrigue with a deft hand, founding what would become the longest lasting Hellenistic Kingdom in his nearly 40-year reign.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a shortage of necessities.

… 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)

#Thelxinoe ~ Weekend Edition October 27, 2019

Hodie est a.d. VI Kal. Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 29 Pyanepsion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends heavy rains.

… 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)