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100 1 Manilius, Marcus.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
240 10 Astronomicon.|lEnglish & Latin|0http://id.loc.gov/
245 10 Astronomica /|cManilius ; with an English translation by
264 1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Press,|c1977.
300 cxxii, 387 pages, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (2 folded)
:|billustrations ;|c17 cm.
490 1 The Loeb classical library ;|v469.
500 Latin and English on opposite pages.
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages cxiii-cxxii)
505 10 |gWorld of Manilius (map) -- Preface -- Introduction --
About the poet -- A guide to the poem -- The manuscripts -
- Editorial principles -- Bibliography (with Addendum) --
|tAstronomica of Marcus Manilius -- Book one- five --
Index --|tSkies of Manilius (star-charts).
520 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
530 Also issued online.
546 Latin and English on opposite pages.
650 0 Didactic poetry, Latin|vTranslations into English.|0http:/
650 0 Astrology|vEarly works to 1800.|0http://id.loc.gov/
650 0 Astronomy|vEarly works to 1800.|0http://id.loc.gov/
650 0 Astronomy, Ancient|vPoetry.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities
650 0 Astrology|vPoetry.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects
650 2 Astrology.|0https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001255
650 2 Astronomy.|0https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001256
655 7 Early works.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1411636
655 7 Poetry.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1423828
655 7 Translations.|2fast|0http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1423791
655 7 Poetry.|2lcgft|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/genreForms/
776 08 |iOnline version:|aManilius, Marcus.|sAstronomicon.
English & Latin.|tAstronomica.|dCambridge, Mass. : Harvard
University Press, 1977|w(OCoLC)643994201.
830 0 Loeb classical library ;|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/