Thelxinoe ~ Classics News for May 16th, 2023

Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Iun. 2776 AUC ~ 26 Mounichion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad

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‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it thunders today, it portends the need for atonement because of bad news.

… 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)