Alcman’s four seasons

Malcolm Davies

Abstract


At Alcm. fr. 30.1-3 Page, the ordinal – according to the ancient Indo-European usage – introduces the last element of a series: τέταρτος refers to the four seasons of the year, that Alcman prefers to the older division in just three seasons (alluded to by τρίτος).

Keywords


Alcman; ancient concept of time; seasons

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14601/prometheus-18938



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