#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 17, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XVI Kal. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 4 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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This is the story of Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. Known to us as Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Or just “Nero”. On this episode, we ask – how is it possible that a man tutored and guided by one of the most famous Stoic philosophers, Seneca, would end up with the reputation as one of history’s worst tyrants?

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the outbreak of non-fatal diseases.

… 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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