#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 14, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XIX Kal. Sept. 2772 AUC ~ 26 Hekatombaion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Claudius was a builder and a visionary. Humble and generous. He liked gladiatorial contests a little too much. But then there was his wife. Valeria Messallina. Like Livia, Messallina often gets blamed for some of the deaths that occurred early in his reign.

Ave, citizens! Rome wasn’t built in a day, but this podcast was built in a few hours, so you tell me which is better? This week, we’re doing a Romans special. We talk about the games Romans appear in, the way they’re portrayed, and the difference between Romans on console vs on PC. Also we talk a lot about the Pope, and ask the important question: what does a wolf’s milk taste like?

After the fall of Alexander the Great, the Successors set to work carving out kingdoms of their own. Asia Minor became an important proving ground for these would-be rulers.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends war for the people but an abundance of crops.

… 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)