Hodie est a.d. III Id. Sept. 2774 AUC ~ 5 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends the staff of the high born will cause a revolution in the state.
[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends a rainy harvest and famine.
… 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)