#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 19, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 7 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Murray tells us about the development of the Macedonian phalanx.

Sabina bought some much needed legitimacy to the rule of Hadrian. As a grand-niece of Trajan she was an important dynastic link to the previous emperor, and in death Hadrian could deify her, and be the husband to a god. Part VIII of ‘Empresses of Rome’ Guest: Professor T. Corey Brennan (Classics, Rutgers University).

[no description provided … it’s about Aristophanes]

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an abundance of reptiles and 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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