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By Jean MacIntosh Turfa

The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar is a unprecedented rfile of omens foretold by way of thunder. It lengthy lay hidden, embedded in a Greek translation inside a Byzantine treatise from the age of Justinian. the 1st whole English translation of the Brontoscopic Calendar, this publication offers an realizing of Etruscan Iron Age society as printed throughout the old textual content, specially the Etruscans' matters concerning the surroundings, nutrients, future health and affliction. Jean MacIntosh Turfa additionally analyzes the traditional close to japanese resources of the Calendar and the topics of its predictions, thereby making a photo of the complexity of Etruscan society achieving again earlier than the appearance of writing and the recording of the calendar.

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