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Aratus : Phaenomena - Aratus



By: Aratus, Douglas Kidd (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1997
ISBN: 9780521582308
Number Of Pages: 616

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Aratus of Soli was a highly original poet of the early third century BC, 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 so rich and detailed and illuminates so much that previously was obscure ... one can only be filled with admiration and gratitude for the painstaking scholarship and devotion that went into the making of this book.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review ' ... an excellent edition ... this is a major achievement'. Classics, Ireland '... a splendid book which every specialist will want to own and every academic library must acquire'. Kevin Lee, CLASSICVM

Life of Aratus
The Phaenomena
The astronomy and weather signs
Language, style and the hexameter
Contemporary and later poets
Scholia and commentators
Text and manuscripts
Text and Translation
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ISBN: 9780521582308
ISBN-10: 052158230X
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 28th August 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.92