#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 21, 2020

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 4 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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14th Official episode of Spartan History Podcast. Jason and the Golden Fleece Part 2.

The Emperor Constantine I, better known as Constantine the Great, is one of the most significant emperors in Roman history. His later Christian biographers lauded him as an icon, the man who set in motion Rome’s dramatic transformation into a primarily Christian empire. And yet Constantine’s own beliefs were deliberately ambiguous, as Professor David Potter explained. He learned from Diocletian, he witnessed the mistakes and the successes. He figured out how to heal divisions in the empire, but at the same time restore it to one man rule through blood and battle…

After completing the First Century A.D., Paul and Patrick reflect on all the subjects they wanted to cover – but ultimately did not make it to the final cut. Among the various events and figures in this episode, the Vietnamese Trung sisters, the great fire of Rome, the destruction of Pompeii, and more receive the spotlight!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends bad things and losses for the common folk.

… 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)