#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Saluatio for January 9, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VId. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 15 Poseideon II in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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After the disaster at Actium, Marc Antony’s entire army–100,000 strong–surrendered to Octavian. Marc Antony and Cleopatra fled to Alexandria to negotiate the terms of their defeat.

Those were dark, foreboding days. Friends and allies fled the palace. Marc Antony fell into a deep depression, while Cleopatra searched desperately for a way out–one that would keep her kingdom intact and her children alive.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry of Catullus – some of the greatest verse of his time, and some of the most scurrilous – and his influence on Roman and later poetry

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it  portends danger for the king of the East.

… 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)

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