Hodie est a.d. V Kal. Feb. 2776 AUC ~ 7 Gamelion in the second year of the 700th Olympiad
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
[Saturday] If it thunders today, it portends and abundance of fish from the sea, but ruinous death for the flocks
[Sunday] If it thunders today it portends an oppressive atmosphere and a pandemic.
… 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)