Aratus Solensis

Phaenomena et prognostica, Coloniae Agrippinae 1570

                                                                                                                                        

 

 

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Arati Solensis


PHAENOMENA ET PROGNOSTICA. Interpretibus M. Tullio Cicerone, Rufo Festo Avieno, Germanico Caesare, Una cum Eius Commentariis.
C. Iulii Hygini Astronomicon...


Coloniae Agrippinae (
Cologne ) : apud Theodorum Graminaeum, 1569 (1570).

Second latin edition of this book, first published in Paris 1559.

 

(References : Houzeau.-L. 772; Warner, Sky explored p. 272; Adams 1518; Zinner 2476; Lalande p. 93; Brown B. p. 26)

 

The only existent works of the Greek poet Aratus of Soli (ca. 315-245 BCE)  are two poems written in hexamaters. The Phaenomena imitates a prose work on astronomy by Aratus contemporary Eudoxus of Cnidus, while the Diosemeia discusses weather prognostication drawing chiefly from Theophrastus. Aratus poems attracted the favourable notice of distinguished specialists, such as Hipparchus, who wrote commentaries upon it. The present work is based upon the early Latin translations of Cicero, Avienus, and Germanicus Caesar.

 

Hyginus Poeticon Astronomicon, a first century before Christ work on the mythical origins of the zodiac figures and based upon the writing of Aratus and Eratosthenes, has been included as a kind of thematic commentary.

 

 The elegantly wrought 48 woodcuts of constellations and astronomical allegories included in this book resemble the figures from the charts of Albrecht Dürer (Imagines coeli Septentrionales and Imagines coeli Meridionales 1515). Although the star figures in the book are anonymous, they are strikingly similar to the illustrations in Theodore Graminaeus book “Erklaerung oder Auszlegung eines Cometen ( Cologne , 1573)”. (see Warner, Sky explored p. 98).

 

The stars included are identified by Arabic numerals corresponding with positions in the Ptolemaic catalog. Aratus refrains from giving an explanation of the planetary movements, apparently because of their complicated nature and the difficulty of calculating their conjunction.

 

Some other copies of this book can be found in libraries, such as the British Library, the Wellcome Library and the Biblioteca Guido Horn d’ Arturo.

 

 

 

                     

LEGGI DI

Arnaud ZUCKER 

(U.N.S., Cepam UMR 6130)

Variabilité des images de constellations et fonction des images dans l’astronomie grecque : Eratosthène, Hipparque, Ptolémée

 

Diversi Cycles

in

 

         

 

Titolo

Costellazioni

Ursa Major       Draco et Ursa Minor     En Gonasin     Ophiucus et Serpens     Bootes     Virgo     Gemini     Cancer     Leo     Auriga     Taurus     Cepheus     Cassiepeia     Andromeda     Pegasus     Equulus     Aries     Trigonum     Pisces     Perseus     Lyra     Olor     Aquarius     Capricornus     Sagittarius     Libra et Scorpius     Sagitta     Aquila     Delphinus     Orion     Canis Maior     Lepus     Argos     Cetus     Flumen     Piscis Austrinus     Ara     Centaurus et Lupus     Hydra, Crater et Corvum     Minor Canis

 

Planetae

De Sole 

De Luna 

  De Saturno

 De Iove

 De Marte

 De Venere

 De Mercurio

L'immagine De Venere  è stata utilizzata dal poeta Giancarlo Majorino per una intervista rilasciata alla rivista Le Stelle e pubblicata sul numero di Agosto -  Settembre 2004

     B      C

 

Alcune pagine complete

En Gonasin

Gemini et Cancer

Andromeda

Libra et Scorpius

 

Altre rappresentazioni dell'Aratea o di Igino

 

Il mito di Fetonte

 

 

CONFRONTA CON

 

Hyginus

 Poeticon Astronomicon, Basileae 1570 

 

 

Johann Conrad Schaubach

Eratosthenis Catasterismi cum interpretatione latina et commentario

Gottingae 1795

 

 

Hugo Grotius

Syntagma arateorum, Leiden 1600

 

 

Hyginus 

Poeticon Astronomicon

 Arhard Ratdolt, Venezia 1485

 

 

Codice NLW 735C  

 f. 10v

 

 

 

 

 

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