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De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis

Two Star Catalogues from the Carolingian Age



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Anna Santoni    Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia    

abstract

De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis are two star catalogues produced during the Carolingian renaissance; they represent a contribution of the Aratean tradition to the basic astronomical knowledge in the early middle ages. Some characteristics of these texts are discussed, with a special focus on common aspects and differences.

Language: en

keywords: Ancient astronomy. Medieval astronomy. Constellations. Celestial mythology.

Submitted: Jan. 13, 2017
Accepted: March 31, 2017
permalink: doi.org/10.14277/6969-165-2/ANT-13-7

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