Constellation myths with aratuss phaenomena oxford worlds classics the only comprehensive compendium of the ancient myths of the stars and constellations including the two main sources eratosthenes and hyginus together with aratus phaenomena the earliest surviving account of the greek constellations. Constellation myths compiled by hyginus a prose translation of the poem phaenomena by aratus and extracts from geminos introduction to the phaenomena included as an appendix the constellations are arranged. Aratus phaenomena is a didactic poem a practical manual in verse that teaches the reader to identify constellations and predict weather the poem also explains the relationship between celestial phenomena and such human affairs as agriculture and navigation. The constellations we recognize today were first mapped by the ancient greeks who arranged the stars into patterns for that purpose in the third century bc eratosthenes compiled a handbook of astral mythology in which the constellations were associated with figures from legend and myths were provided to explain how each person creature or object came to be placed in the sky
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