#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 1, 2019

Hodie est Kal. Octobres 2772 AUC ~  3 Pyanepsion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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What methods and institutions do oligarchic regimes use to maintain their power? How do they fend off the threat of democratic revolution? What happened to the many oligarchies of the ancient Mediterranean?

All of these questions and more are explored in this second part of our conversation with historian Matt Simonton, author of Classical Greek Oligarchy


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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it portends a corrupt tyrant for the affairs of 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)