#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for December 9, 2019

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)

Fresh Bloggery

Fresh Podcasts

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.

Book Reviews

Dramatic Receptions


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

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)