Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for September 10, 2022

Hodie est a.d. IV Id. Sept. 2775 AUC ~ 15 Boedromion in the second year of the 700th Olympia

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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends strife in the area where the thunder is heard, but nowhere else

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends the  subordinates of the well-born stirring up rebellion in the state.

… 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)

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