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Non-Eratosthenic Astral Myths in the Catasterisms



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Jordi Pámias    Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Espanha    

abstract

Two astral myths are studied in order to show that a catasterismic tradition ran parallel to the Eratosthenic one in Antiquity. Eratosthenes absorbed these interpretations into his mythographical handbook by cancelling those elements that contained a religious or a philosophical significance.

Language: en

keywords: Eratosthenes. Castasterism. Pythagoreanism. Astral Mythology.

Submitted: Jan. 13, 2017
Accepted: March 31, 2017
Published: Sept. 1, 2017
permalink: doi.org/10.14277/6969-165-2/ANT-13-3

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