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Forgotten StarsRediscovering Manilius' Astronomica$
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Steven J. Green and Katharina Volk

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199586462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.001.0001

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Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian

Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian

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(p.255) 15 Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian
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Forgotten Stars
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Enrico Flores

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0015

This chapter builds on the author’s earlier article Augusto nella visione astrologica di Manilio ed il problema della cronologia degli Astronomicon libri (Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università di Napoli 9, 1960-1, pp. 5-66), which argues that Manilius’ Astronomica, dedicated to Augustus, was composed in the last five years of the emperor’s life (AD 9-14). It discusses a passage from Claudian’s In Rufinum (1.363-6), which shows how Claudian is indebted to certain lines in Astronomica 4 (542-6 and 547 ff.), where Manilius alludes to Augustus as being emperor.

Keywords:   Augustus, Claudian, Libra, Manilius, Onorius, Virgo

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