#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of May 16-17, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 25 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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The final conspiracy against Caligula involved Cassius Chaerea, an officer of the Praetorian Guard; Callistus, Caligula’s wealthy freedman adviser; and the senator Lucius Annius Vinicianus. Over the next three episodes, we’ll explore whether or not the conspiracy was about getting rid of Caligula because he was batshit crazy – or because they wanted to restore the Republic.

Ian McNeice played the Newsreader in Rome, a character who bought both a flourish and much needed exposition to the Roman forum!

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note: as of next week (Saturday), we’ll be collecting Youtubery in a separate page … 

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends rainy weather.

… 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)

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