#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 26, 2021

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 14 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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Leptis Magna became a celebrated Roman city on the African shore and was the birthplace of the Emperor Septimius Severus. In this episode I chat with special guest Maria Lloyd all about how the city developed and grew. We then discuss Severus, how did he rise to power and what did he do? Politics, intrigue, betrayal and even whether it’s Leptis or Lepcis.

If a roman legionary camp was attacked, how fast could it react? Jasper gives us his opinion.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a heat wave, a shortage of water, and and outbreak of scabs on bodies.

… 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)