Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 22 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympia
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Polybius of Megalopolis (~200 – 118 B.C.) was a Greek nobleman and high ranking member of the Achaean League, whose political career was prematurely ended when he was taken as a political hostage to Rome. Rather than disappearing into obscurity, Polybius took it upon himself to compose a “universal” history, so as to explain to his fellow Greeks how the Romans managed to conquer the inhabited world in only 50 years. In this episode, we are going to spend time discussing the life and works of Polybius, who provides us with not only the best written account from the Hellenistic period, but is also one of the finest historians the Greco-Roman world has ever produced.
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Tres amici de mulieribus laudandis loquuntur.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends a year of good health but a shortage of necessities.
… 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)