Tag Archives: Ovid

Don’t marry in May

It’s a time when it’s not suitable for widows or virgins To wed: she who marries then won’t live long. And if you attend to proverbs, then, for that reason too, People say unlucky women wed in the month of … Continue reading

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The Lemuria

It was May month, named for our ancestors (maiores), And a relic of the old custom still continues. When midnight comes, lending silence to sleep, And all the dogs and hedgerow birds are quiet, He who remembers ancient rites, and … Continue reading

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