The Moon in the Greek and Roman Imagination: Myth; Literature; Science and Philosophy

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Karen ní Mheallaigh


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The Moon exerted a potent affect on historical mental historical past; as a playground for the scientific creativeness. The Moon in the Greek and Roman Imagination; (PDF) research the historical past of the Moon in the Greco-Roman imaginary from Homer to Lucian; with an unique concentrate on these accounts of the Moon; its traits; and its ‘inhabitants’ given by pure scientists; historical philosophers; and imaginative writers together with Pythagoreans; Plato; and the Old Academy; Plutarch; Varro; and Lucian. ní Mheallaigh demonstrates how the Moon’s enigmatic presence made it the important website for serious about the gaze (philosophical; erotic; and scientific) and the hyperlink between actuality and look. It was additionally a website for hoaxes in antiquity in addition to immediately. Central points found include the view from elsewhere (selēnoskopia); the relation of fiction and science; the relations between the beginnings of science in the classical polis and the imperial interval; and the limits of data itself.

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