Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for October 15, 2022

Hodie est Id. Oct. 2775 AUC ~ 20 Pyanepsion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends shortages as a result of a dry and burning wind affecting the crops.

[Sunday] If it thunders today, it portends men being weakened to such and extent that they appear unrecognizable.

… 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)