#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 2, 2021

Hodie est a.d. VI Non. Oct. 2774 AUC ~ 26 Boedromion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad

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After a century of nearly entire un-inhabitation in the fifth century, Pompeii began becoming repopulated in the fourth. Ivo van der Graaff, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham, returns to the show to discuss what was occurring in Pompeii during the fifth and fourth centuries BCE.

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends prosperity but mice will overrun the dry land.

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends hurricanes and other events which uproot trees; there will be great destruction in people’s everyday lives.

… 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)