The 6th century Greek writer, John the Lydian, composed a work in 4 books on the Roman months (De mensibus). The work is full of antiquarian information, which makes it a fascinating source for Roman time. Book 4 consists of 12 chapters, one for each month.
In a very timely way, Mischa Hooker has now translated the chapter on May for us all. Here it is:
As ever, this is public domain: do whatever you like with it, personal, educational or commercial.
I’m hoping that there will be more of the months to come!