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Notes on Plutarch's Life of Marius

  • T. F. Carney (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2009

Translations show an appreciation of the technical sense with which is endowed in this passage but the terminology which they employ to express that sense is unfortunate. The English term ‘declination’ when used technically in an astronomical context is irreconcilable with the connotations of the Greek term as used in this particular astronomical context. Allowing the technical meaning normal for it in such passages, upon Plutarch's wording, here compressed almost into incomprehensibility, the following construction must be put.

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The Classical Quarterly
  • ISSN: 0009-8388
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