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On The Locations And Names Of The Winds By Victor D’Avella

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This chapter presents a list of locations and names of the winds mentioned by Aristotle relevant to the discussion of Theophrastus's On Weather Signs. The names of the winds are: Borras, Kaikias, Apeliotes, Euros, Orthonotos, Lips, Zephyros and Iapyx. Borras blows from lofty crags and twin mountains facing each other named Pagrika. Kaikias blows from the plain of Thebes beyond the Elaitic bay in Mysia. Apeliotes blows from a plain that is similar to a large threshing floor and is surrounded by the mountains Libanos and Bapyros. Euros is called Skopeleus at Aigai in Syria. Lips derives from the word “Libya,” whence it blows. Zephyros has its name on account of its being from the west. Lapyx blows from a ravine at Pegaion.

Keywords: Apeliotes; Aristotle; Borras; Euros; Iapyx; Kaikias; Lips; On Weather Signs; Orthonotos; Zephyros



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