Hodie est pridie Id. Septembres 2772 AUC ~ 14 Boedromion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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The Vestals were an order of priestesses who were sacred to Rome, and were respected and referred as symbols of a safe and stable empire. They had the all-important duty of maintaining the sacred flame, and if it were extinguished, it would be a sign of impending disaster.
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it should thunder today, it portends a rainy harvest and there will be 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)