#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 4, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Non. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 12 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Named after the eponymous philosopher Epicurus (341 – 270 B.C.), the Epicurean school was one of the more popular if controversial doctrines to emerge during the Hellenistic period. Arguing that “Death is nothing” and denying the existence of the afterlife, Epicurus and his followers sought to explain the world through empirical observation and the famous theory of atoms and the void, looking to live the best life by embracing pleasure and avoidance of pain.

8th official episode of Spartan History Podcast, featuring Castor and Polydeuces.

For this landmark 100th episode the Ancient Warfare Magazine team decided to open up the conversation to listeners and asked them to send in their questions.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a pleasant day and the crops will be abundant.

… 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)