The Resource Astronomica, Manilius ; with an English translation by G.P. Goold

Astronomica, Manilius ; with an English translation by G.P. Goold

Label
Astronomica
Title
Astronomica
Statement of responsibility
Manilius ; with an English translation by G.P. Goold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
MARCUS MANILIUS, who lived in the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, is the author of the earliest treatise on astrology we possess. He tells us hardly anything about himself, and is not mentioned by any other writer. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manilius, Marcus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Latin and English on opposite pages
LC call number
  • PA6500.M5
  • BF1674
LC item number
  • E5 1977
  • .M3613
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • Astrology
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Astrología
  • Latin (Langue)
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Astronomie
Label
Astronomica, Manilius ; with an English translation by G.P. Goold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Latin and English on opposite pages
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. cxiii-cxxii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World of Manilius (map) -- Preface -- Introduction -- About the poet -- A guide to the poem -- The manuscripts -- Editorial principles -- Bibliography (with Addendum)
  • Astronomica of Marcus Manilius -- Book one- five -- Index
  • Skies of Manilius (star-charts)
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
cxxii, 387 pages, [3] leaves of plates (2 folded)
Isbn
9780434994694
Lccn
78105138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)3695694
Label
Astronomica, Manilius ; with an English translation by G.P. Goold
Publication
Note
  • Latin and English on opposite pages
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. cxiii-cxxii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • World of Manilius (map) -- Preface -- Introduction -- About the poet -- A guide to the poem -- The manuscripts -- Editorial principles -- Bibliography (with Addendum)
  • Astronomica of Marcus Manilius -- Book one- five -- Index
  • Skies of Manilius (star-charts)
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
cxxii, 387 pages, [3] leaves of plates (2 folded)
Isbn
9780434994694
Lccn
78105138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)3695694

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