Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dog Days of Summer - Suzanne Valadon 1865-1938

 Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) The arbitrator and the premise in 1927 

Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Portrait of her Son Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), her Mother & amp; His Grandmother and his Dog, 1910

Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Andre Utter and His Dogs

Dog Days of Summer  is the name for the Most sultry period of summer, from July 3 to Aug. about 11. Named in early times by Observers in Bordering the Mediterranean countries, the period Was Determined to extend from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) & amp; the sun. The Greek poets Hesiod (ca. 750-650 BCE) & amp; Aratus (ca. 310-240 BCE) REFER, In Their writings, to  "the heat of late summer que la Greeks Believed Was Actually Brought on by the appearance of Sirius,"  a star in the constellation, que le later Romans, & amp; Refer to today we have Canis Major, literally the "Greater Dog" constellation. Homer, in the  Iliad, references the combination of "Orion's dog" (Sirius) with oncoming heat, fevers, & amp; evil, in Describing the approach of Achilles Toward Troy
Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog They Call it, brightest
Of all, an evil purpose carry, Bringing heat
Suffering and fevers to humanity.

The term "dog days" was used by the Greeks in Aristotle's Physics. Astronomer Geminus, around 70 BC, wrote: "It is Generally Believed That Sirius Produces the heat of the 'dog days' goal this is an error, for the star Merely marks a season of the year When the Sun' s heat is the greatest ".  The 1559 edition of lectionary of the Episcopal  Book of Common Prayer  indicates:" Naonae. Dog days begin "with the readings for July 7 & amp; end August 18. Aim the readings for September indicate indication 5:" Naonae. . Dog days end "This corresponds to the very Closely lectionary of the 1611 edition of the  King James Bible  qui indicates the Dog Days Beginning on July 6 & amp; ending on September 5.