#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 13, 2020

Hodie est Id Nov. 2772 AUC ~ 27 Pyanepsion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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‘Torn between the mighty empire that raised him and his own tribal people, a Roman officer’s conflicted allegiances lead to an epic historical clash’ The Ancient Warfare magazine team are joined by Joanne Ball from Liverpool University to discuss the new Netflix hit series Barbarians. The action takes place in Magna Germania in 9 AD, with events culminating in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. 

When we last left Agrippina the Elder and empress Livia, both had hit a real high point in terms of their personal power. But things are about to get pretty messy. Let’s explore the end of Livia’s life, the rest of Agrippina’s, and the fraught beginnings of the legend that is her daughter, Agrippina the Younger.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a prosperous but sickness-ridden period, featuring internal worms.

… 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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