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The Resource Astronomica, Manilius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold, (electronic resource)

Astronomica, Manilius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold, (electronic resource)

Label
Astronomica
Title
Astronomica
Statement of responsibility
Manilius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
In Astronomica (first century CE), the earliest extant treatise we have on astrology, Manilius provides an account of celestial phenomena and the signs of the Zodiac. He also gives witty character sketches of persons born under particular constellations.
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Manilius, Marcus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1922-2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goold, George Patrick
Series statement
Loeb classical library online
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  • Astrology
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Ancient
Summary expansion
Marcus Manilius, who lived in the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, is the author of the earliest treatise on astrology we possess. His Astronomica, a Latin didactic poem in five books, begins with an account of celestial phenomena, and then proceeds to treat of the signs of the zodiac and the twelve temples; there follow instructions for calculating the horoscoping degree, and details of chronocrators, decans, injurious degrees, zodiacal geography, paranatellonta, and other technical matters. Besides exhibiting great virtuosity in rendering mathematical tables and diagrams in verse form, the poet writes with some passion about his Stoic beliefs and shows much wit and humour in his character sketches of persons born under particular stars. Perhaps taking a lead from Virgil in his Georgics, Manilius abandons the proportions of his last book to narrate the story of Perseus and Andromeda at considerable length. In spite of its undoubted elegance, the Astronomica is a difficult work, and this edition provides in addition to the first English prose translation a full guide to the poem, with copious explanatory notes and illustrative figures--
Target audience
general
Label
Astronomica, Manilius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL469/1977/volume.xml
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995161
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map, star charts, line illustrations, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938905
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Astronomica, Manilius ; edited and translated by G.P. Goold, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL469/1977/volume.xml
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995161
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map, star charts, line illustrations, tables.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938905
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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