Hodie est a.d. III Kal. Apr. 2772 AUC ~ 7 Elaphebolion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad
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The First Punic War, lasting from 264 to 241 B.C., was the longest uninterrupted war in the ancient world, fought between the Roman Republic and the Phoenician city-state of Carthage. Exploring the origins of the conflict is essential, tracing the earliest instances of Romano-Punic relations to the intervention of Rome on the behalf of the Mamertines in 264. While the Romans may be able to hold their own in land engagements, will they be able to meet the awesome nautical power of Carthage and emerge victorious in the clash off Cape Ecnomus, the largest naval battle in the ancient world?
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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends the arrival of a powerful human who will bring good cheer.
… 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)