#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for January 8, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 14 Poseideon II in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

apologies for no installment yesterday; there might be further interruptions over the course of the next week as well (hopefully not) …

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The Nemi ships were two pleasure barges, one larger than the other, built under Caligula at Lake Nemi. Although there were several attempts to recover them from the 15th century onwards, it wasn’t until 1929 that Mussolini ordered the whole of Lake Nemi would be drained and they were recovered and housed in a museum. And then the Americans decided to drop bombs on them, and they were destroyed, lost forever.

Come dream with me as we go Deep into the 3rd century BCE and experience why he was forever after known as the Enemy of Rome, in… Pyrrhus, The Last Hero.

In this additional episode devoted to the legend of Troy, Iszi speaks to exhibition curators Alexandra Villing and Victoria Donnellan to discover the truth behind the ancient myth

In this episode, we discuss the years 417-415 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the ostracism of Hyperbolus, the rivalry of Nikias and Alcibiades, the siege of Melos, the lead up and first year of the Sicilian Expedition, and the prosecutions for the Hermai and Eleusinian Mysteries scandals.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends danger for the ruler of the state from the people.

… 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)