Hodie est a.d. VII Id. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 11 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
… an extremely slow day (I think my rss feeds might be having issues)
- Massinissa – Mainzer Beobachter
- Pliny Writes to Redfin – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Epic without Kleos: a Troy Story for our times
- Wanna Be A Baller, Shot Caller, Lib’ral Arts Degree Hanging On The Wall-a – SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE
- Sapfo again – Mainzer Beobachter
- A New Origin Story for the New Sappho | Variant Readings
- Lambaesis – Mainzer Beobachter
Cicero was renowned for his oratorial skills and has gone down in history as ‘eloquence itself’, but in Ancient Rome he was also a politician, who was on the wrong side of Mark Antony as Rome tore itself in pieces following the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Dr Andrew Wright, a Special Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney’s Department of Ancient History and Classics told the story of Cicero’s life and death to Sarah Macdonald.
- [BMCR] Markus Kersten,Blut auf Pharsalischen Feldern Lucans Bellum Ciuile und Vergils Georgica. Hypomnemata, Band 206. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlag, 2018.
- [BMCR] Richard L. Hunter, Casper C. de Jonge (ed.), Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome: Rhetoric, Criticism and Historiography. Greek culture in the Roman world. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
- Homeromanteion | Online Homeric Oracle
- Sortes Virgilianae (English)
- Sortes Virgilianae (Latin)
- Consult the Oracle at UCL
Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the downfall of a famous man.
… 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)