#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for December 27, 2020

Hodie est pr. VI Kal. Ian. 2772 AUC ~ 12 Poseideon in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Happy holidays! In this seasonal episode we discuss the origins of the modern Western calendar, the names of the months and days of the week, and the sources we have for Roman calendars and Germanic gods. Happy new year, and may it be better than the last!

753 BCE – 14 CE – From the foundation of Rome by King Romulus to the beginning of the Empire with Emperor Augustus and everything in between.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the king helping many people.

… 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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