Hodie est a.d. XI Kal. Oct, 2772 AUC ~ 4 Boedromion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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The Emperor Constantine I, better known as Constantine the Great, is one of the most significant emperors in Roman history. His later Christian biographers lauded him as an icon, the man who set in motion Rome’s dramatic transformation into a primarily Christian empire. And yet Constantine’s own beliefs were deliberately ambiguous, as Professor David Potter explained. He learned from Diocletian, he witnessed the mistakes and the successes. He figured out how to heal divisions in the empire, but at the same time restore it to one man rule through blood and battle…
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends bad things and losses for the common folk.
… 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)