διώρισαν not: “have determined that I should be sometimes lowly, sometimes great”; to do this was the part of controlling Τύχη. Rather: “have distinguished me as lowly or great”: i.e., his life has had chapters of adversity alternating with chapters of prosperity; and the months have marked these off （cp. 723）. The metaphor of the months as sympathetic brothers is partly merged in the view of them as divisions of time: see on 866, 1300.
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