Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for March 3, 2023

Hodie est a.d. V Non. Mart. 2776 AUC ~ 11 Anthesterion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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Murray ponders why Macedonian casualty figures were low and how enemy casualty figures might have been calculated. Did someone go around counting all the dead Persian bodies, or did Macedonian soldiers get to estimate how many Persians they had killed?

Cleopatra Selene was the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and was destined for greatness. Following the death of her parents she became a prisoner of Rome, survived into adulthood, and became a queen of the ancient world. Dr Draycott is the author of ‘’Cleopatra’s Daughter: Egyptian Princess, Roman Prisoner, African Queen’. Guest: Dr Jane Draycott (Classics, University of Glascow)

Liv speaks with the Partial Historians, Dr Rad and Dr G, who share the stories of the seven kings of Rome!

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends discord for the state after a period of famine.

… 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)