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Aratus: Phaenomena (Douglas Kidd) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1997) 9780521582308
Aratus: Phaenomena (Douglas Kidd) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1997) 9780521582308
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Title: Aratus: Phaenomena

Author: Kidd, Douglas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521582308

Volumes: 1; Pages: 617

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Aratus of Soli was a highly original poet of the early third century B.C., 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 reading of the manuscripts, including one not used before. The work provides a valuable basis for further research on Aratus and on Hellenistic poetry in general.The commentary is a major advance on previous interpretations of the textThe text is based on readings from 14 manuscripts, including one not previously availableThis volume is a genuinely important and innovative book and is the only full-scale commentary available in EnglishContentsIntroduction1. Life of Aratus2. The Phaenomena3. The astronomy and weather signs4. Language, style and the hexameter5. Contemporary and later poets6. Scholia and commentators7. Text and manuscriptsText and TranslationCommentaryIndexes
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