#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for August 12, 2019

Hodie est pridie id. Sextilies (Augustas) 2772 AUC ~  12 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, there will be an abundance of acorns and food for cattle, but they will spoil during the ripening season.

… 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)