Hodie est VII id. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~ 7 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it should thunder today, it portends harsh winds and diseases at the same time.
… 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)