#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 22, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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The life and tines of Seneca – Philosopher, Playwright, Poet and Statesman who operated in the time of emperor Nero. The origins of Roman Tragic drama and the little we know about it’s exponents. The life of Seneca from his birth in Spain and education in Rome. Seneca’s rise to political office. The accession Claudius and the rise of his wife Agrippina and her son Nero. Court intrigues and an eight year exile in Corsica. Rehabilitation and tutor to Nero. Life under Nero and Seneca’s fall from favour and death. An overview of his nine plays.

The second installment in our 11-part series on Plato’s Republic

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Alia

‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders, it portend disease-carrying air, but it won’t be fatal.

… 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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