#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 26, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VII Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Many historians claim that Caligula’s demand to be treated as a living god is a sure sign of madness. And yet – JESUS claimed the same thing and nobody calls HIM insane. Why does he get special treatment? On this episode, we drill down into the evidence for the claim about Caligula.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the acquisition of foreign slaves.

… 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)