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Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks
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David Weston Marshall
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Ancient Skies: Constellation Mythology of the Greeks

David Weston Marshall


9781682682111

Norton


History;
Classical history & classical civilisation;
Astronomy, space & time


Hardback

272 pages

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Look to the sky and see the stories in the stars.

The stars and constellations are among the few remaining objects that appear to us just as they appeared to our distant ancestors. From anywhere on Earth, a person may view the celestial panorama simply by stepping outside at night and gazing upward.

This non- fiction narrative presents the tales of the forty- eight classical constellations, compiled from literature spanning a thousand years from Homer (c. 800 BC) to Claudius Ptolemy (c. 150 AD). These age-old tales have captured the human imagination from ancient times to the present, and through them we can examine the early practical astronomy, philosophical speculation on the cosmos, and fundamental moral beliefs of much of Western civilization.

Illustrations and star charts carefully reconstructed from ancient sources lend a visual element and immerse the reader in the world of ancient cosmology and constellation mapping. Through Marshall’s research and storytelling, Ancient Skies brings the belief systems of the classical world to shining life.

75 b&w illustrations

By:   David Weston Marshall
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 148mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   428g
ISBN:   9781682682111
ISBN 10:   1682682110
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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