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see also:

stillness in the air / calm weather

Aristotle METE


Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

References for Greek and Latin

sailing ship with sails droped in still air
Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

For the Greek sailors, wind was essential to move their boats and travel far distances. The abscence of wind therefore also was described by a technical term.

Further Remarks

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