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Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

A study-day in the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews

18 June 2010

The School of Classics in St Andrews is holding a study-day on this most influential of ancient didactic texts. This will be a day-workshop and discussion covering many aspects of Aratus and his reception, from literary influences to the wider cultural significance of astronomy and didactic.

Speakers will include:

  • Richard Hunter (Cambridge)
  • Katharina Volk (Columbia)
  • Joseph Farrell (UPenn)
  • Stephen Green (Leeds)
  • Helen van Noorden (Cambridge)
  • Emma Gee (St Andrews)
  • Caroline Bishop (UPenn)

Programme (PDF, 7 KB) 

There will also be a round-table session open to all those attending. This day will present a significant opportunity to discuss Aratus and his influences: all are very welcome.

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Tom Geue, 
School of Classics,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 9AL.


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