#Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for June 4, 2022

Hodie est pr. Non. Iun. 2775 AUC ~ 5 Skirophorion in the first year of the 700th Olympia

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Over the course of 400 years people travelled to the Oracle of Dodona and asked questions. Some of these have survived and give an fascinating insight into what the people of ancient Greece were thinking. In this episode I take you through the history and background of the oracle before getting stuck into those questions. Perhaps less pig theft but certainly job and relationship advice. I reckon there’s a few which are relevant today.

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends cloudy and rainy conditions that will create mouldy dampness and subsequent rotting of crops. [Sunday]  If it thunders today, it portends bad things for the countryside and those responsible for villages and towns will have to deal with disorder.

… 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)