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BOOK III *.
THE ARGUMENT. THE poet here distinguishes holidays from others, and what are propitious and what not, for dif
ferent works; and concludes with a Mort recommendation of religion and, morality.
A TABLE OF THE ANCIENT GREEK MONTH.
AS IN THE LAST BOOK OF THE WORKS AND DAYS OF HESIOD.
6. A day unlucky for the marriage, and birth of 1. Day of Decade 1. Holiday.
women. Propitious for the birth of men, and
to plant. 4. Holiday. Propitious for marriage, and for
7. Thresh the corn, and fell the wood. repairing ships. A day of troubles.
9. Luckiest in the afternoon. 5. In which the furies take their round. 6. Unhappy for the birth of women. Propitious
10. Happy for the birth of men. Most propitious
in the morning. A holiday. for the birth of men, for gelding the kid
and the ram, and for pending the sheep. 7. The birth-day of Apollo. A holiday.
DECADE III. 8. Geld the goat and the steer. 9. Propitious quite through. Happy for the i. Day of Decade Ill. or gift of the month.
birth of both sexes. A day to plant in. 10. Propitious to the birth of men.
DECADE IT. 1. Day of Decade II, or rith of the month. To
reap. 2. For women to ply the loom, for the men to 9. Yoke the ox, the mule, and the horse. Fill Theer the sheep, and geld the mule.
the veflels. Launch the ship. 3. A day to plant in, and not to low.
10. Look over the bufiness of the whole month; 4. Propitious for the birth of women. Break the and pay the fervants their wages.
mule and the ox. Teach your dog and your Theep to know you. Pierce the cask. A holi- | Tbose days wbich are called bolidays in the Table, ara day.
in the original, sigor nume.