A translation of January in Antiochus’ Calendar

Μὴν Ἰαννουάριος. January
αʹ.   Ὁ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς τοῦ ἡγουμένου τῶν Διδύμων ἑῷος δύνει. 1st. The head and leg of Gemini set in the east.
εʹ.  Δελφὶς ἐπιτέλλει. 5th. The Dolphin rises.
ζʹ.  ὁ κατὰ τοῦ γονατος τοῦ Τοζότου ἐπιτέλλει. 7th.  The portion of Sagittarius above the knee rises.
ιαʹ.  ὁ λαμπρὸς τῆς Λύρας ἑσπέριος ἀνατέλλει· καὶ ποιεῖ ἐπισημασίαν ἀκίνδυνον.  11th.  The radiance of the Lyre arises in the west: and causes harmless changes to the weather.
ιεʹ.  ὁ λαμπρὸς τοῦ Ὑδροχόου ἑῷος δύνει. 15th.  The radiance of Arcturus sinks in the east.
ιηʹ.  ὁ ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς τοῦ Λέοντος ἑσπέριος ἀνατέλλει. 18th.  The head-portion of Leo rises in the west.
κβʹ.  ὁ Ὑδροχόος ἀνατέλλει· ἐπισημασία. 22nd.  Aquarius rises: weather change.
κϛʹ . ὁ ἐπὶ τοῦ στήθους τοῦ Λέοντος δύνει · ἐπισημασία. 26th.  The breast of Leo sets: weather change.
λαʹ.  ὁ Κάνωβος ἑσπέριος ἀνατέλλει. 31st.  Canopus arises in the west.

That’s my first effort at translating some Greek.  Corrections very welcome!


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