Aratus

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Aratus of Soli was a third century BC didactic poet at the court of Antigonus Gonatas of Macedonia, where he wrote his famous astronomical poem ‘Phaenomena’ (Appearances). It describes the constellations and other celestial phenomena, while the latter section is chiefly concerned with weather lore. Aratus’ poem was extremely popular both in the Greek and Roman world, as demonstrated by the large number of commentaries and Latin translations. He enjoyed immense prestige among Hellenistic poets, including Theocritus, Callimachus and Leonidas of Tarentum. This assessment was passed on to the Latin writers, notably influencing Ovid, Virgil and Cicero. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Aratus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Aratus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Aratus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* Provides both verse (John Lamb, 1848) and prose (G. R. Mair, 1921) translations of ‘Phaenomena’
* Includes Mair’s translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Aratus
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography — discover Aratus’ ancient world

CONTENTS:

The Translations
Appearances

The Greek Text
The Greek Text

The Dual Text
Dual Greek and English Text

The Biography
The Life of Aratus (1848) by John Lamb

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