#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 20, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 26 Anthesterion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Caligula plans his invasion of Britain. It would have been the first time any Roman solider had been there since Julius Caesar. What motivated his plans? Was he even serious? It’s often portrayed as a stupid stunt. But we discover there may be more to it. How did it fit into his German campaign and the conspiracies against him? And how does it factor into Claudius’ later invasion?

In ancient Rome, Fulvia was a mighty force of nature. She’s also one of the scariest and least appreciated badasses that Rome is ever going to see. She marries three times, each time becoming her husband’s champion, building him (and herself) up to grasp a kind of power that few women ever found. Fulvia IS the flame emoji. Grab some good walking sandals, your sharpest hairpins, and a flint, because we’re about to light this place up. Let’s go traveling.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends humans living together well and prosperously.

… 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)