Phaenomena

Author by : Aratus
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : After the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Phaenomena was the most widely read poem in the ancient world. Its fame was immediate. It was translated into Latin by Ovid and Cicero and quoted by St. Paul in the New Testament, and it was one of the few Greek poems translated into Arabic. Aratus’ Phaenomena is a didactic poem—a practical manual in verse that teaches the reader to identify constellations and predict weather. The poem also explains the relationship between celestial phenomena and such human affairs as agriculture and navigation. Despite the historical and pedagogical importance of the poem, no English edition suitable for students and general readers has been available for decades. Aaron Poochigian’s lively translation makes accessible one of the most influential poets of antiquity. Poochigian's interpretation of the Phaenomena reestablishes the ancient link between poetry and science and demonstrates that verse is an effective medium for instruction. Featuring references to Classical mythology and science, star charts of the northern and southern skies, extensive notes, and an introduction to the work’s stylistic features and literary reception, this dynamic work will appeal to students of Ancient Greece who want to deepen their understanding of the Classical world.


Constellation Myths

Author by : Eratosthenes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : "First published as an Oxford world's classics paperback, 2015."--Verso of title page.


Aratus Phaenomena

Author by : Aratus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : "The Phaenomena is a didactic epic poem modelled on Hesiod's Works and Days and cleverly updated to appeal to contemporary readers interested in new trends in Greek poetry, philosophy and science. Aratus invokes a beneficent Stoic Zeus who has created the constellations and their movements to help men follow the progress of the solar year, and also provides a great variety of signs in sky, air, earth and sea as warnings of weather changes." "This volume presents for the first time in English an edition of the poem with a full introduction, a facing translation and a line by line commentary. The introduction explains the literary and scientific background, the characteristic features of Aratus' language, style and metre, and the transmission of the text to the end of the Middle Ages. The commentary gives help with the content of the poem and aims to discuss and resolve the many problems of text and interpretation caused by Aratus' innovative use of language. The text is based on a new reading of the MSS, including one not used before."--BOOK JACKET.


Euclid S Phaenomena

Author by : J. L. Berggren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Originally published in 1996, this book contains a translation and study of Euclid's Phaenomena, a work which once formed part of the mathematical training of astronomers from Central Asia to Western Europe. Included is an introduction that sets Euclid's geometry of the celestial sphere, and its application to the astronomy of his day, into its historical context for readers not already familiar with it. So no knowledge of astronomy or advanced mathematics is necessary for an understanding of the work. The book shows mathematical astronomy shortly before the invention of trigonometry, which allowed the calculation of exact results and the subsequent composition of Ptolemy's Almagest. This work and the (roughly) contemporaneous treatises of Autolycus and Aristarchos form a corpus of the oldest extant works on mathematical astronomy. Together with Euclid's Optics one has the beginnings of the history of science as an application of mathematics.


Illustrating The Phaenomena

Author by : Elly Dekker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In this book all extant celestial maps and globes made before 1500 are described and analysed in detail. It also discusses extensively the astronomical sources involved in making these artefacts in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Islamic World and the European Renaissance before 1500.


Index Verborum In Arati Phaenomena

Author by : Malcolm Campbell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Georg Olms Verlag
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The London Quarterly Review

Author by : William Lonsdale Watkinson
Languange : en
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Works Of Thomas Hill Green

Author by : Thomas Hill Green
Languange : en
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Philosophical Works

Author by : Thomas Hill Green
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Works

Author by : Thomas Hill Green
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Catalogue Of Printed Books

Author by : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
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Metaphysics

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