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!
note: as of next week (Saturday), we’ll be collecting Youtubery in a separate page …
- [BMCR] P. A. Roche, Lucan. De Bello Civili. Book VII. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- [BMCR] Dietrich Raue, Handbook of ancient Nubia. De Gruyter reference. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2019.
- [BMCR] Rolf Strootman, Empires of the sea: maritime power networks in world history. Cultural interactions in the Mediterranean, volume 4. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
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- Consult the Oracle at UCL
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)