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Capitolo | Non-Eratosthenic Astral Myths in the Catasterisms

Non-Eratosthenic Astral Myths in the Catasterisms

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.


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Presentato: 13 Gennaio 2017 | Accettato: 31 Marzo 2017 | Pubblicato 01 Settembre 2017 | Lingua: en

Keywords CastasterismPythagoreanismAstral MythologyEratosthenes


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