Virgil’s star-calendar

As he deals with how to grow crops in his Georgics, Virgil gives advice on how to read the calendar for planting in the stars. The illustration is of the constellation Taurus, from a star-map of 1603 by Johann Bayer: in the map as in Virgil’s poem, the Bull’s horns are heightened with gold.

Hear Virgil’s Latin and follow in English here.