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This is the introductory chapter of the book Theophrastus of Eresus: On Weather Signs. The chapter discusses weather prediction based on region, season, risings and settings of particular stars or constellations or regular passage of migrating birds through materials from Greek and Latin literature. It takes a reference from origin, structure and the nature of Aristotle's De Signis. The chapter presents a survey of ancient weather literature. It also raises questions on accuracy of the weather signs derived from animal behavior other than meteorological signs. The chapter explains the textual tradition of extant Greek and Aristotle manuscripts containing the text of De Signis.

Keywords: ancient weather literature; Aristotle; De Signis; Greek manuscript; Theophrastus of Eresus; weather prediction; weather signs

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