Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 23 Poseideon II in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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The woman Olympias lived almost 2,400 years ago, around 373 BCE. Her legacy is one of controversy. For over two thousand years she has been represented as the vindictive, blood thirsty mother of Alexander the Great. But who was she really? What is the true story that unfolds when we peel away the layers of two millennia of propaganda? Was the most powerful woman in Greece, who believed she was descended from Achilles, really a monster? Or have we been missing the whole story? Come relive the epic life of Olympias and find out what happens when we breathe life back into the story of a woman that helped create an empire.
- [Hughes, Venus and Aphrodite] How a militaristic goddess became the Venus of Western art | Catholic Herald
- [BMCR] Jean-Michel David, Au service de l’honneur. Les appariteurs de magistrats romains. Mondes Anciens, 7. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2019.
- [BMCR] Simon Greenslade (ed.), Excavations on the Vrina Plain, Volume 1: The Lost Roman and Byzantine Suburb. Butrint archaeological monograph series, 6. Oxford; Philadelphia: Oxbow Books, 2019.
- [BMCR] Jennifer Gerrish, Sallust’s Histories and Triumviral Historiography: Confronting the End of History. London; New York: Routledge, 2019.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends non-fatal diseases.
… 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)