Vulcanalia, Mt. Vesuvius and my birthday

Folks,

It’s my birthday today – Thursday, August 23 – the day the Romans celebrated “Vulcanalia” and the day before Mt. Vesuvius erupted August 24 AD 79.

– August 23 – Vulcanalia
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Vulcanalia.html

– August 24 – Mt. Vesuvius erupted
http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/italialatiumitaly/g/Vesuvius.htm?nl=1

Hope you are enjoying the final days of summer – and getting caught up on the next chapters in Thucydides (for reading group 2) and the Old Testament (for reading group 1).

Reading with you is a great gift!

Phil

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1 Response to Vulcanalia, Mt. Vesuvius and my birthday

  1. August 23, 2007 at 10:33 AM says:

    <p>Happy B Day Phil! -I knew you were a man of history!</p><p>Love reading with you too.</p><p>Best Wishes<br>Hedy<br></p>

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