Ovid, Aratus and Augustus

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Author  Emma Gee
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   April 13, 2009
ISBN  0521101778
Pages  240

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This book explores how astronomy and power were linked in the early Roman Empire. This is achieved by careful study of the Fasti by the Roman poet Ovid--a poem about the Roman calendar that contains many references to and stories about the stars. The author does not study Ovid's stars by using the techniques of mathematical astronomy but aims to combine the methodology of recent genre-based readings with a broad cultural perspective.

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