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Both the author and the date of this five-volume poem, the first Western document to link the houses of the zodiac with the course of human affairs, are uncertain. The author’s name may be Marcus Manilius, or Manlius, or Mallius, and the latest datable event mentioned in the books themselves is the disastrous defeat of Varus’ Roman legions by the German tribes in 9 CE. The writing shows knowledge of the work of Lucretius, but the work is not referred to by any subsequent writer, suggesting that it was never widely disseminated. A manuscript was rediscovered by Poggio Bracciolini in 1416 or 1417, and editions were produced by Scaliger and Bentley, but this immensely erudite edition of 1903–1930 by the scholar and poet A. E. Housman (1859–1936) is regarded as authoritative. Volume 1 covers the creation and arrangement of the heavens and their division into spheres.

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Author Marcus Manilius
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
Creator A. E. Housman
EAN 9781108040471
Edition Bilingual
ISBN 1108040470
Label Cambridge University Press
Manufacturer Cambridge University Press
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 186
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2011-05-19
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Studio Cambridge University Press
Title Astronomicon: Volume 1 (Cambridge Library Collection – Classics)