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Manilius and his intellectual background

Author: Katharina Volk
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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The first English-language monograph on Marcus Manilius, a Roman poet of the first century AD, whose Astronomica is our earliest extant comprehensive treatment of astrology. Katharina Volk brings Manilius and his world alive for modern readers by exploring the manifold intellectual traditions that shaped his work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Volk, Katharina, 1969-
Manilius and his intellectual background.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)269433588
Named Person: Marcus Manilius; Marcus Manilius; Marcus Manilius
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Volk
ISBN: 9780191555930 0191555932
OCLC Number: 318675685
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 314 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1. The Mystery of Manilius ; 2. Portrait of the Universe ; 3. The Rules of Fate ; 4. Horoscopes and Emperors ; 5. Teaching and Poetry ; 6. Making Sense of the World ; 7. The Universe and Us
Responsibility: by Katharina Volk.
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a masterpiece, a landmark in the interpretation of Latin literature Roger Beck, The Classical Review an excellent introduction Gail Trimble, Times Literary Supplement a scholar who combines erudition Read more...

 
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