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see also:

late summer / in the time of ripeness

Aristotle METE


Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

References for Greek and Latin

dew drops in a spider web
Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

The climate in late summer starts to change notably. It is sometimes called "Indian Summer" because the weather at daylight time is still warm but it rains frequently (whereas in summer it is hot and dry). In many languages this period of the year has a nick name like German "Altweibersommer" (summer of the elderly women), or "St. Martin's summer" in many Romanic languages or rarely "gossamer" (the threats in spider webs that become visible due to the frequent dew).

Further Remarks

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