Month: December 2021

  • Saturnalia 2021

    [[ This is a repost from last year with slight modifications … The L.A. Stoics will commemorate this holiday (briefly) at our in-person meeting this upcoming Tuesday, Dec. 21st (see the ‘Meetings’ page) ]] Today is Saturnalia (or the beginning of Saturnalia)—a holiday with no meaningful significance to any extant religious or ethnic group and,…

  • Commemoration of Cicero (2021)

    On December VII, 43 BCE Cicero was finally discovered by the forces of the Second Triumvirate after being designated an enemy of the state by Mark Antony and Octavian. I’m commemorating him today with some words about his life and death. Cicero was born into rural nobility in a small villa southeast of Rome (a…