Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans

A Sourcebook Containing the Constellations of Pseudo-Eratoshenes and the Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus

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Imprint: Phanes Press
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Book Details

Pages

288 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

01/01/1997

ISBN

978-1-890482-93-0

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

The nightly appearance of the stars, their arrangement in the sky, their regular risings and settings through the course of the year, have been a source of endless wonder and speculation. But where did the constellations come from and what are the myths associated with them? Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans is the most comprehensive work ever published on the fortyeight classical constellations. Included in this handbook are the only surviving works on the constellation myths that have come down to us from antiquity: an epitome of The Constellations of Eratosthenesnever before translated into English and The Poetic Astronomy of Hyginus. Also provided are accurate and detailed commentaries on each constellation myth, and complete references for those who wish to dig deeper. This book is a comprehensive sourcework for anyone interested in astronomy or mythology and an ideal resource for the occasional stargazer.
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