John the Lydian – On April

Andrew Eastbourne has sent over another chunk of John the Lydian, De Mensibus book 4.  This time it is the section on the events in the Roman month of April.  It’s very interesting, as ever!

JohnLydus-4-04-April – final (PDF)

We’ll need to decide whether to carry on with this project.  A printed translation of De Mensibus has just appeared from the Edward Mellen Press; and another is in progress elsewhere.  I hope that our activities have perhaps stirred up some interest in this neglected text; but it does leave us in a quandary!

2 Responses to “John the Lydian – On April”


  1. suburbanbanshee

    Re: shadows’ connection to bodies — Only a solid object can throw a shadow.

  2. Roger Pearse

    Very good thought – thank you!



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