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Aratus: Phaenomena

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Aratus of Soli was a highly original poet of the early third century BC, famous throughout antiquity for his poem on constellations and weather signs, and imitated by later Greek and Latin poets. 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 text is based on a new ...more
Paperback, 616 pages
Published May 2nd 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1997)
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Aratus was the first ever poem writer of antiquity that's describing the 48 ancient Constellations and most prominent stars in his famous poem "Phenomena".
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