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By Marion Dolan

This rigorously researched monograph is a ancient research of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated those historic tales concerning the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety because of a number of translations from Greek to Latin or even to Arabic, with many illuminated models being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses 4 interrelated disciplines: historical past of literature, background of delusion, background of technology, and heritage of art. Aratea manuscripts through their nature are a gathering position of those distinctive branches, and the culling of data from historic literature and from the manuscripts themselves makes a speciality of a much wider, holistic view; a slim process couldn't supply a proper potential. what's so much necessary to find out about this work is that due to its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted in the course of the centuries, which speaks to its significance in all of those disciplines. 

This booklet brings a greater knowing of the historical past, adjustments and transmission of the unique astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, paintings historians, astronomy enthusiasts, and historians of astronomy will study extra really expert information in regards to the Aratea and the way the culture survived from the center a while. it's a credits to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the textual content that its pagan facets weren't edited nor got rid of, yet revered and maintained within the very same shape even though all sixty Aratea manuscripts pointed out during this research have been produced lower than the rule of Christianity.

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