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as follows: An Animal Weather Bureau. Frazer. 20. and now my wish was gratified.. The references to this work will be to item or items. and the season of the year strikes me as significant. son of a wild woman.. E. JACKSONVILLE. But it was disappointing to see him in human garbeven werewolves. H. The lore of the violent manifestations of the heavens is inexhaustible. Omens concern me only as they are related to the weather. and Earthquakes as Weather aA kindred topic. as did the Greeks the beliefs. Several references will be made to Handw6rterbuch des Deutschen Aberglaubens. The Classical Astral Weather Antiquity. What was he doing there? "Lupomanaro. K. D. G. = 4W. Prophets in Greek and Latin Writers. The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings (London. walking swiftly with bowed head. 12IO. are dowered with the faculty of distinguishing them in daytime. if not impossible. when There is a they look like any other "Christian. Trans-Pacific i6 (I928). what he thought was a dog. I reserve for a later paper. Lydus = Lydus. . Wachsmuth's edition. Fiedler = W. I8-24. was able to bequeath to posterity a magnificent villa like the one at <which> is generally admitted to be the Tivoli. PHORMIO A PROVERB AND A PARALLEL 508 In the Phormio of Terence. but I shall confine myself rather closely to the weather aspects of thunder and lightning. = Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (Brussels. Roscher. Weather Proverbs. Wurzburger Studien zur Altertumswissenschaft (Stuttgart.IO5-IO8. I had always hoped to meet with a werewolf on his nocturnal rambles. Thomas. The boy turned to drive it out when it sprang up at him and bit him on the hands. in Fiore's book. C. but it is difficult. I9I3). Kentucky Superstitions (Princeton University Press. in THE Mr. Antipho adtlescens quotes a proverb to express his feeling as to the uncertainty of the continuance of his marriage (506-507): Mihin domist <uxor>? Immo. I-II (Cambridge: At the University Press. in FebruA native boy was in the kitchen when ary. Antiker Wetterzauber. (Why only the boys?) It began on 31 July. A Study in Ancient Religion. I8. Graec. In the popular weather lore of to-day there are doubtless many superstitions which have come down to us from antiquity. not to page or pages). 1761. Rainbows. 33-37. He caught it. especially if there is some basis for The Japanese say4. he by the ears. but. "It is a matter for no small wonder that this higlh pressure business man and super-politician. id quod aiunt. M ACMURRAY JACKSONV'ILLE.APRIL 25. II-I5. I925). C. Alfred A.. it seems. I883. . An actual instance illustrating this proverb is described by Sir Wilfred Plunt in My Diaries 2. St. I7. at once when the wolf was dead took some hairs from him to dress her wound with. 1923). I928-). Dunwoody. nam neque quo pacto a me amittam neque uti retineam scio. 24.I54-I57. . however. This was a Greek proverb. B. Kohlhammer. Another illustration of this survival is found in Norman Douglas's book. Then others came. and is justly world famous". I6. I4. Naturalis Historia.>. Washington. Old Calabria. and the Romans5. in the I923 reprint of the second edition [I920]. Knopf. I928). We passed a solitary man. I897). . 1901. Cook = A.ILLINOIS lhome in Egypt wlhcn the incident occurred. I920. H. H.2-8. Anthony Rini disCLASSICAL WEEKLY 22. Comets. edited by Eduard Hoffman-Krayer (Berlin and Leipzig." said the driver. The old woman. Cook's great work on Zeus will explore all territory that I leave untrodden3.. and in that case only the pigs. which he said afterwards explained.. to pick them out with a fair degree of assurance. Thomas = Daniel L.90.4 (New York. by the throat (or rather. Secretary. Walter de Gruyter and Company. MACMURRAY COLLEGE. according to Donatus: compare the note on the passage in the fourth version of Karl Dziatzko's edition of the Phormio. since under such conditions the swallow is <'After this article was accepted for publication. Fiedler. Doubtless the third volume of A. I898-). See also pages 236-237 of the edition of the book in the Modern Library (New York. Schweizerisches Archiv = Schweizerisches Archiv fur Volkskunde. = Theophrastus. S. Modern Library. finest Renaissance garden in Europe. 22. 25) quotes Tiberius as referring to this proverb in speaking of the difficulties before which he hesitated at the beginning of his reign: ut saepe lupum se auribus tenere diceret. 5I-54. B. Teubner. thus illustrating the proverb) while an old woman who was also there beat it with a log of wood. Leipzig.a on the weather lore of the Greeks and the Romans. No. Greek and Roman Weather Lore of Winds. C. I was fortunate enough to secure from friends of the Classics substantial contributions toward defraying the cost of publishing it. Signal Service Notes. This enigmatical growth of the human mind flourishes in Calabria.> 'aAll these articles have appeared in THE CLASSICAL WEEKLY. GERHARD. cusses the werewolf superstition as told in Petronius. if there ever was one.. Cook. Chart for Rustics and Seamen. the inane Calabrian pigs. K. Japanese Weather Wisdom. Teubner. Pauly-Wissowa = Pauly-Wissowa. Zeus. to the true versipellis habits. Inc. Weather Galls. Th." record. by Edmund Suetonius (Tiberius Hauler (Leipzig. Erstes Heft.. H. looked in at the door. Elmo's Fire.43-49. He was driving from Spezzano to Vaccariza one night in the summer of I 9 I I. and the heart was kept for the boy to eat. Government Printing Office.83-86. IX. C. I have been saving most of my material on this subject for separate papers2. 3The following abbreviations are used: Astrol. 23. Thomas and Lucy B. Pliny = Plinius. but is not popular as a subject of conThe more old-fashioned werewolves cling versation. A werewolf. Ausfuhrliches Lexikon der Griechischen und R6mischen Mythologie. I9I4. The book was first published in I9I5. I93I). 6. must march with the times. ILLINOIS MARY JOHNSTON CLASSICAL WEATHER LORE OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING' Although I have mentioned thunder and lightning many times in my previous work. of an epidemic of lycanthropy that attacked the boys of Cassano.25-3I. Seneca = Seneca. Cena Trimalchionis 61-62. The Folk Calendar of Times and Seasons.. Fegen. Magic and the Weather in Classical I63-I66.. and gives instances of its survival in Italy to-day. Roscher = W. Naturales Quaestiones. TiE CLASSICALWEEKLY I4. COLLEGE.I I-I6. and the boy still holding fast. but which really was a wolf. Macmillan. 5See MARY JOHNSTON AURIBUS LUPUM: TERENCE. Greek and Roman Weather Lore of the Sun and the Moon. 97-IOO. I917). The Plant Almanac and Weather Bureau...89-93. Lamertin. De Ostentis (C. 25-29. Peoples that have had no cultural contacts may have similar or identical beliefs. Clouds. 19321 THE CLASSICAL WEEKLY 183 1549.Treasutrer THE WEREWOLF IN CALABRIA In an article entitled Popular Superstitions in Petronius and Italian Superstitions of To-day. Ariosto dedicated his Orlando Furioso to him. they got the rope round its neck. auribus teneo lupum. He was at his country <1I give the reference to the edition published by Martin Secker.3-7. that the swallow flies low before a storm.. Frazer = J. Real-Encyclopadie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft. De Signis. he could not let go...
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