#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 6, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VIII id. Sext. 2774 AUC ~ 28 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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The Social War was a five year war (91-87 BCE) fought between Rome and many of its allied communities—some communities pursued citizenship; others yearned for independence. Dr. Seth Kendall, Georgia Gwinnett College, joins the show to explain the particulars of the second year of the war.

Could Hannibal have won the second punic war? Jasper is busy putting the magazine together so Murray gives us his opinion.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an abundance of honey, but a shortage of water and other foodstuffs.

… 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)