#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for August 11, 2021

Hodie est a.d. III id. Sext. 2774 AUC ~ 3 Metageitnion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends a good harvest, but things will be bad for reptiles and harmful to humans.

… 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)