#Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for October 8, 2019

Hodie est a.d. VIII Id.  Octobres 2772 AUC ~  10 Pyanepsion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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What we do know about Cornelia is mostly through the lens of her famous sons, but to the Romans she was much more than that. She was put on a pedestal, in bronze, no less, as the ideal mother for Romans to aspire to, and may have been quite influential in politics at the time.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it portends a loud earthquake.

… 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)