- Publisher: LOEB
- Format: Hardback | 492 pages
- Language: English / Latin
- Dimensions: 109mm x 165mm x 30mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 March 1978
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass
- ISBN 10: 0674995163
- ISBN 13: 9780674995161
- Illustrations note: M.
- Sales rank: 221,748
In Astronomica (first century CE), the earliest extant treatise we have on astrology, Manilius provides an account of celestial phenomena and the signs of the Zodiac. He also gives witty character sketches of persons born under particular constellations.
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Perhaps the most ingenious...of Latin poets [is here translated by] a distinguished Latinist, deeply versed in celestial lore...[Manilius] is faithfully conveyed in a style both lucid and elegant.--D. R. Shackleton Bailey "Classical Philology "