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Marcus Manilius is a Latin author of the early 1st century CE, who wrote a five book astrological and Stoic poem, dedicated to the emperor Augustus. Little is known about the author, even his full name is uncertain, and his poem has received scant academic interest. The latest firm date of the poem is the disastrous defeat of Varus' legions by the German tribes in 9 CE. ThMarcus Manilius is a Latin author of the early 1st century CE, who wrote a five book astrological and Stoic poem, dedicated to the emperor Augustus. Little is known about the author, even his full name is uncertain, and his poem has received scant academic interest. The latest firm date of the poem is the disastrous defeat of Varus' legions by the German tribes in 9 CE. The writing shows the author to be well read and knowledge of his subject, 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 of the poem were produced by Scaliger and Bentley, however, the definitive text of the poem is the erudite version by the distinguished Latin scholar and poet A. E. Housman (1859-1936). Housman's five-volume critical edition of Marcus Manilius's Astronomicon has long been regarded as the definitive work on the subject. The task of bringing the edition together was one of considerable proportion which took Housman twenty-seven years to complete (1903-1930). It is now considered one of his most enduring and important contributions to scholarship.This volume was originally published in 1930, and then reissued in a second edition by the Cambridge University Press in 1937.Volume 5 (which is unfinished) describes the non-zodiacal signs and their influence....

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ISBN : 9781108037969
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Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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