#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for December 4, 2019

Hodie est  pridie Non.Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 8 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Hey everyone! New episode is out and we are breaking away from our written sources to study the frontier that is built to separate the northern boundaries of the Roman Empire and the barbarous Germans.  Is this a solid wall of defenses to keep the ever dangerous horde back or a second rate line?  What, if any, is the interaction between the two neighbors now that things have settled?  And why are we covering several centuries worth of history in this one episode?! Listen to find out!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a heavy winter but also prosperity.

… 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)