Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 8, 2022

Hodie est a.d. VI Id. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 13 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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We’re on hiatus until September 22. Until then, please enjoy our entire Boudicca series, all in one place. The story of Boudicca’s revolt is as epic as you can get. It’s got murder and pillage, Romans behaving badly, cities on fire, and a layer of destruction that was scorched into the earth. But it’s also the story of a people on a precipice of great change. Who was Boudicca? Who was this iron-age warrior queen who stood up to the Romans—and whose name was so revered and feared that stories of her are still being spun almost 2,000 years later? In these episodes, we’re going to find out.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends somevery powerful people will consider illegal actions in government but it will not turn out well for them.

… 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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