#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for July 16, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Aug. 2774 AUC ~ 7 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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The Hellenistic period brought increased variety and diversity in art in the Mediterranean. Archaeologist and ancient historian, Dr Jane Masséglia, University of Leicester, joins the show to discuss art in the Hellenistic period in eastern part of the Mediterranean Basin.

It’s thanks to Alex who emailed in this question, what was the difference between Auxilia & Foederat? Is not why the different name?

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

if it thunders today, it portends victory over an eastern king and the arrival of disease with dry hot weather.

… 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)