AGES OF LIFE
Thus does he divide the ages of life. A boy for twenty years; a young man -- neaniskos, -- for twenty years; a middle aged man -- neanias, -- for twenty years, and an old man for twenty. These different ages correspond proportionately to the seasons; boyhood answers to the spring; youth to summer; middle age to autumn; and old age to winter. He uses neaniskos here as equivalent to meirakion; and neanias as equivalent to aner.