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Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

by Steven J. Green, Katharina Volk


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ISBN-13: 9780199586462
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/19/2011
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Green is Senior Lecturer in Classis, University of Leeds

Katharina Volk is Associate Professor of Classics, Columbia University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A century of Manilian scholarship, Katharina Volk
I. Intellectual and scientific backdrop
2. More sentiment than science: Roman stargazing before and after Manilius, Elaine Fantham
3. Manilius' conflicted Stoicism, Thomas Habinek
4. Myth and explanation in Manilius, Daryn Lehoux
II. Integrity and consistency
5. Watch this space (getting round book 1: 215-46), John Henderson
6. On two Stoic 'paradoxes' in Manilius, Wolfgang-Rainer Mann
7. Manilian self-contradiction, Katharina Volk
8. Arduum ad astra: The poetics and politics of horoscopic failure in Manilius' Astronomica, Steven J. Green
III. Metaphors
9. Tropes and figures: Manilian style as a reflection of astrological tradition, Wolfgang Hubner
10. Sums in verse or a mathematical aesthetic?, Duncan F. Kennedy
11. Census and commercium: Two economic metaphors in Manilius, Patrick Glauthier
IV. Didactic digressions
12. Digressions, intertextuality, and ideology in didactic poetry: The case of Manilius, Monica R. Gale
13. Cosmos and imperium: Politicized digressions in Manilius' Astronomica, Josephe-Henriette Abry
14. A song from the universal chorus: The Perseus and Andromeda epyllion, James Uden
V. Reception
15. Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian, Enrico Flores
16. Renaissance reception of Manilius' anthropology, Caroline Stark
17. Lorenzo Bonincontri's reception of Manilius' chapter on comets (Astr. 1.809-926), Stephan Heilen

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