#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 12, 2020

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 25 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Xerxes arrives and sings a lament with the Chorus, bringing The Persians to a close.

This episode, Myth Dynamite gets political (gasp!) as we delve into the world of the Emperor Augustus and his manipulation of myth in one of the boldest and most drastic political overhauls of all time. A big claim and we’re sticking to it. In 27 BCE, Augustus became the first Emperor of Rome and dragged it from warring Republic into “peaceful” and “harmonious” autocracy. And he used myth *cough* Fake News *cough* to do it. We’ve started to wonder if there is a little more of Donald Trump in the Augustus we’ve known and loved (or at least respected). There’s nothing new under the Sun.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends prosperity but very strong winds.

… 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)