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The Resource Ancient skies : constellation mythology of the Greeks, David Weston Marshall

Ancient skies : constellation mythology of the Greeks, David Weston Marshall

Label
Ancient skies : constellation mythology of the Greeks
Title
Ancient skies
Title remainder
constellation mythology of the Greeks
Statement of responsibility
David Weston Marshall
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The stars and constellations are among the few remaining objects that appear to us just as they appeared to our distant ancestors. From anywhere on Earth, a person may view the celestial panorama simply by stepping outside at night and gazing upward. This non- fiction narrative presents the tales of the forty- eight classical constellations, compiled from literature spanning a thousand years from Homer (c. 800 BC) to Claudius Ptolemy (c. 150 AD). These age- old tales have captured the human imagination from ancient times to the present, and through them we can examine the early practical astronomy, philosophical speculation on the cosmos, and fundamental moral beliefs of much of Western civilization. Illustrations and star charts carefully reconstructed from ancient sources lend a visual element and immerse the reader in the world of ancient cosmology and constellation mapping. Through Marshall’s research and storytelling, Ancient Skies brings the belief systems of the classical world to shining life. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, David W.
Dewey number
523.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DF
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constellations
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Solar system
Label
Ancient skies : constellation mythology of the Greeks, David Weston Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: The Ancient Constellations -- The Value of Devotion: Auriga, Capricornus, Pisces, Piscis Austrinus, Delphinus, Aquila, Aquarius, Ara -- Virute, Loved and Lost: Virgo, Sagittarius, Corona Australis, Centaurus, Lupus, Triangulum, Corvus, Crater -- Woeful Deeds of the Wanton Gods: Ursa Major, Bootes, Ursa Minor, Cygnus, Taurus, Corona Borealis -- The Price of Arrogance: Orion, Scorpius, Libra, Lepus, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Eridanus -- An Age of Heroes: Perseus, Andromeda, Cetus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Equuleus, Draco, Hercules, Hydra, Leo, Cancer, Sagitta -- The Noble Argonauts: Aries, Argo Navis, Lyra, Ophiuchus, Serpens, Gemini -- Part Two:The Modern Constellations -- Filling in the Celestial Sphere -- modern Misrepresentations of the Ancient Constellations -- Part Three: Farming, Shepherding and Sailing by the Stars -- The Ancient Celestial Calendar -- Ancient Navigation
Control code
sky293507593
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781682682111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 08/18
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs
Label
Ancient skies : constellation mythology of the Greeks, David Weston Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: The Ancient Constellations -- The Value of Devotion: Auriga, Capricornus, Pisces, Piscis Austrinus, Delphinus, Aquila, Aquarius, Ara -- Virute, Loved and Lost: Virgo, Sagittarius, Corona Australis, Centaurus, Lupus, Triangulum, Corvus, Crater -- Woeful Deeds of the Wanton Gods: Ursa Major, Bootes, Ursa Minor, Cygnus, Taurus, Corona Borealis -- The Price of Arrogance: Orion, Scorpius, Libra, Lepus, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Eridanus -- An Age of Heroes: Perseus, Andromeda, Cetus, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Pegasus, Equuleus, Draco, Hercules, Hydra, Leo, Cancer, Sagitta -- The Noble Argonauts: Aries, Argo Navis, Lyra, Ophiuchus, Serpens, Gemini -- Part Two:The Modern Constellations -- Filling in the Celestial Sphere -- modern Misrepresentations of the Ancient Constellations -- Part Three: Farming, Shepherding and Sailing by the Stars -- The Ancient Celestial Calendar -- Ancient Navigation
Control code
sky293507593
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781682682111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 08/18
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs

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