Star myths of the Greeks and Romans a sourcebook containing the Constellations of Pseudo-Eratosthenes and the Poetic astronomy of Hyginus

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Published by Phanes Press in Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Eratosthenes,
  • Hyginus,
  • Constellations,
  • Astronomy, Ancient,
  • Mythology, Greek,
  • Mythology, Roman

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-277) and indexes.

Book details

Other titlesConstellations ; and, Poetic Astronomy
Statementtranslation and commentary by Theony Condos.
ContributionsEratosthenes., Hyginus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB802 .S83 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination287 p. :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL682518M
ISBN 101890482927, 1890482935
LC Control Number97029207

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