#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 18, 2020

Hodie est pr. XV Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 3 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The  hero Odysseus has travelled over the edge of the world, through the  lands of the dead, and even crossed the very gates of dream. But has his  day of reckoning finally arrived?  

How did armies store their money? Jasper has the answers…

Messallina decides the time has come. She has a poison expert released from prison and they prepare a special dish of mushrooms for Claudius’ last meal. But the mushrooms weren’t enough and so they had to finish him off – with a feather.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a serious war.

… 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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