#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for November 19, 2021

Hodie est a.d. XIII Kal. Dec. 2774 AUC ~ 15 Maimakterion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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Untaxed, but burdened by Rome’s demands for ever more infantry and cavalry from their small tribe, the Batavians use the chaos of AD 69 to revolt. It would take the combined effort of nine legions to quell.

North East of Greece would be a land seen as wild and untamed stretching from the modern-day nation of Hungary to the Ukraine, and then to the Black Sea and Aegean. The Greeks would view the people that inhabited these lands as barbarians, much the same way they did to other cultures that differed from theirs. Though these people that they would call the Thracians, seemed that much more uncivilised compared to the other barbarians they had encountered…

Hypatia of Alexandria wears many hats. Philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician. And for a woman in the 4th and 5th century… well that’s a big deal. Hypatia helped shaped the minds of an entire generation of leaders, but not everyone was a fan. Join us here as we discuss her life.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends good health for women

… 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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