#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for December 24, 2019

Hodie est IX Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 28 Poseideion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

… depending on whether the houseful wakes up early tomorrow or not, there may or may not be a ‘Christmas edition’ of Thelxinoe …

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Often neglected in favor of his more glamorous son Alexander the Great, Philip II of Macedon (r. 359 – 336 B.C.) was one of the most important figures of the ancient world. His accession to the throne of a crumbling backwater kingdom would prompt him to not only save Macedon from destruction, but through a series of military and economic reforms, brilliant diplomatic maneuvers, and talented generalship, he would make it into the dominant power of the Greek Peninsula and lay the foundations for Alexander’s conquests and the birth of the Hellenistic Age.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends civil wars in the city and disease for beasts of the forest.

… 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)