#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 6, 2020

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id. Dec. 2772 AUC ~ 21 Maimakterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Claudius builds the world’s biggest tunnel and puts on a huge show to celebrate. But things don’t go to plan. Nero gets married and starts to build his political profile – he is only 16.

Claudius and Agrippina get hitched despite the fact that she was his niece. She immediately starts to get rid of her enemies, reward her supporters, and prepare the ground for the next stage of her plan to make her young son, Nero, the emperor.

305 – 330 – This period begins with the retirement of Diocletian to the opening of the new capital city of Constantinople.  What is Constantine the Great’s true legacy to history and was this the end of Classical Rome?

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends men being visited by visions of the faces of the gods and they will have bad things happen to them.

… 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)