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Constellation Myths by Eratosthenes and Hyginus, with Aratus's Phaenomena.

Earlier in the month I read Constellation Myths published by Oxford University Press. It includes: Catasterismi (Καταστερισμοί) by Eratosthenes of Cyrene.De Astronomica, or Poeticon Astronomicon by Gaius Julius Hyginus.Phenomena (Φαινόμενα) by Aratus. Eratosthenes and Hyginus' writings / mythical narratives are presented together under the headings of the certain constellations (accompanied by a commentary), and Aratus' work comes in the second part of the book.
Catasterismi by Eratosthenes of Cyrene and De Astronomica by Gaius Julius Hyginus.
Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a mathematician, geographer, the founder of scientific chronology, a poet, astronomer, and the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He was born in Cyrene, part of the Greek Empire which is now modern day Libya, in around 276 B.C. In Catasterismi he writes not on the scientific study of astronomy but the myths of the constellations, and it would appear the original work is lost. Catasterismi is a summary…

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