#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for January 28, 2020

Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Feb. 2772 AUC ~ 4 Gamelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In this episode, two friends on a long journey argue over whether or not they should spend the night at a rather grim and unpleasant taverna… This Greco-Roman folktale was ‘very well known’ according to Cicero, and features some familiar tropes, including dreams, vengeance and danger on the road; the story has been adapted from Cicero, On Divination, 1.57 and Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds and Sayings, 1.7.ext.10

When Caligula’s favorite sister, Drusilla, suddenly died in 38 CE, he couldn’t cope. He made her a god, to be worshipped as Panthea, the “All-Goddess,” or “all-embracing deity”, Divae Drusillae Sorori Caius Augusti Germanici. One senator declared under oath that he had witnessed how Drusilla rose to heaven. And now Caligula needed to find a new successor.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends plenty of fish in the sea, but death for the flocks.

… 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)