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By Marion Dolan

This rigorously researched monograph is a old research of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated those historic tales in regards to the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety because of a number of translations from Greek to Latin or even to Arabic, with many illuminated types being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses 4 interrelated disciplines: heritage of literature, historical past of fable, heritage of technological know-how, and heritage of art. Aratea manuscripts by way of their nature are a gathering position of those particular branches, and the culling of data from ancient literature and from the manuscripts themselves makes a speciality of a much broader, holistic view; a slim procedure couldn't offer a proper potential. what's so much necessary to find out about this work is that due to its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted in the course of the centuries, which speaks to its value in all of those disciplines. 

This e-book brings a greater figuring out of the historical past, alterations and transmission of the unique astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, artwork historians, astronomy fanatics, and historians of astronomy will research extra really expert info in regards to the Aratea and the way the culture survived from the center a while. it's a credits to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the textual content that its pagan elements weren't edited nor got rid of, yet revered and maintained within the very same shape even though all sixty Aratea manuscripts pointed out during this research have been produced less than the rule of Christianity.

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