#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for January 29, 2021

Hodie est a.d. IV Kal. Feb. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Gamelion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends an outbreak of malaria affecting all.

… 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)