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Text And Translation

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This chapter presents a list of conspectus siglorum and text and translation of Theophrastus's On Signs from Greek to English language. It describes signs of rain, wind, storm, fair weather and miscellaneous signs. Those signs, then, that have to do with the stars as they set and rise must be learned from the astronomers. Settings are of two sorts, and this occurs both when the star sets at the same time as the sun and when the star sets as the sun rises. Similarly, risings are also of two sorts, those in the morning when the star rises before the sun and those at nightfall (acronychal) when it rises while the sun is setting. The chapter discusses details of prediction of the weather according to the closest attention to the nature of the risings and settings of the sun and the moon.

Keywords: Greek language; miscellaneous signs; On Signs; rain signs; star; storm signs; Theophrastus



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