I incline to think that the elders [maiores] gave their own name to the month of May: they considered the interests of their own class. . . . No slight proof of the proposed honour is furnished by the next month, the month of June, which is named after young men [juvenes ].
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Source Notes: Fasti 5.75, in Ovid in Six Volumes (Loeb Classical Library), vol. 5, trans. James George Frazer (1989).
Engraved frontispiece of George Sandys's 1632 London edition of Ovids Metamorphosis Englished.
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