Hodie est pr. Kal. Mart. 2774 AUC ~ 16 Anthesterion in the fourth year of the 699th Olympiad
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends abundance, but also the arising of a disease-bearing wind.
… 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)