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Astronomicon

Astronomicon
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108157346

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  • Both the author and the date of this five-volume poem, the first Western document to link the houses of the zodiac with the course of human affairs, are uncertain. The author's name may be Marcus Manilius, or Manlius, or Mallius, and the latest datable event mentioned in the books themselves is the disastrous defeat of Varus' Roman legions by the German tribes in 9 CE. The writing shows knowledge of the work of Lucretius, but the work is not referred to by any subsequent writer, suggesting that it was never widely disseminated. A manuscript was rediscovered by Poggio Bracciolini in 1416 or 1417, and a version was published by the astronomer Regiomontanus in 1473. Editions were later produced by Scaliger and Bentley, but this immensely erudite edition of 1903–30 by the scholar and poet A. E. Housman (1859–1936) is regarded as authoritative.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108157346
    • length: 851 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 141 x 53 mm
    • weight: 1.23kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Astronomicon Liber Primus
    Index. Volume 2: Introduction
    Astronomicon Liber Secundus
    Index. Volume 3: Introduction
    Astronomicon Liber Tertius
    Index. Volume 4: Introduction
    Astronomicon Liber Quartus
    Index. Volume 5: Introduction
    Astronomicon Liber Quintus
    Addenda
    Index.

  • Author

    Marcus Manilius

    Editor

    A. E. Housman

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