IV. In Thasos early in autumn occurred unseasonable
wintry storms, suddenly with many north
and south winds bursting out into rains. These conditions
continued until the setting of the Pleiades and
during their season. Winter was northerly ; many
violent and abundant rains ; snows ; generally there
were fine intervals. With all this, however, the cold
weather was not exceptionally unseasonable. But
immediately after the winter solstice, when the west
wind usually begins to blow, there was a return of
severe wintry weather, much north wind, snow and
copious rains continuously, sky stormy and clouded.
These conditions lasted on, and did not remit before
the equinox. Spring cold, northerly, wet, cloudy.
Summer did not turn out excessively hot, the Etesian
winds blowing continuously. But soon after, near
the rising of Arcturus, there was much rain again,
with northerly winds.