Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for February 18, 2023

Hodie est a.d. XII Kal. Mart. 2776 AUC ~ 28 Gamelion 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 a heavy wind and the outbreak of pustules on people

[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends an abundance of reptiles and worms

… 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)