#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 5, 2020

Hodie est a.d. III Non. Mai. 2772 AUC ~ 13 Mounichion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends multifaceted disputes in political matters, and wheat will be more abundant than barley. Pod crops, however, will be ruined.

… 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)

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