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Mitología del firmamento



Alianza Editorial

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112 pages

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Since the beginning of time, man has raised his eyes to the celestial vault and has questioned himself about the stars. In the Greek world, the similarity of certain sets of stars with specific figures led to a relationship with gods, heroes and beings present in their mythical heritage. Assigned, despite his more than rugged transmission process, to Eratosthenes de Cirene -rector of the library of Alexandria and versatile intellectual who lived in the second half of the s. III BC-, the booklet entitled "Catasterismos" ('transformation into stars') is not only an unbeatable example of that synthesis, so typical of ancient Greece, between utility and beauty, but also a precious companion for any fan of observing the stars who want to dive into the mythology of the sky. Introduction and translation by Antonio Guzmán Guerra