Hodie est  a.d.  IV Non.Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 6 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this episode, we discuss the differences that arose after the signing of the Peace of Nikias, the breaches of the treaty, and the hostilities that followed; the rise of Alcibiades to prominence at Athens; the quadruple alliance between Athens, Argos, Mantinea, and Elis; and the Battle of Mantinea

On this episode is an interview with author and educator Vicky Alvear Shecter. She wrote the book Cleopatra’s Moon, a tale of Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Included is a reading by Nancy who provides us the voice of Selene who witnessed the Donations of Alexandria, where Antony distributed Roman lands to his children and Queen Cleopatra. As you can guess this did not go over well in Rome, and led to the battle of Actium. .

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an ample supply of fish and fruit.

… 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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