#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for the Weekend of May 30-31, 2020

Hodie est pridie Kal. Iun. 2772 AUC ~ 10 Thargelion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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In early October 218 BC, Hannibal performed his most famous – and controversial – feat: the crossing of the Alps. Fighting hostile tribes, freezing cold, blinding snow, treacherous paths, and even the solid rock which barred his way, Hannibal forged a path across Europe’s tallest mountain range, elephants in tow. When he emerged into Italy, his forces had been drastically reduced, but the men who remained formed the nucleus of what would become the Roman’s worst nightmare.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

no entry for today!

… 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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