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Starting from Mars outward this concise instruction manual presents thorough info at the satellites of the planets within the sun approach. each one bankruptcy starts off with a piece at the discovery and the naming of the planet's satellites or jewelry. this is often via a bit featuring the ancient assets of these names. The publication comprises tables with the orbital and actual parameters of all satellites and is illustrated all through with smooth images of the planets and their moons in addition to ancient and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite tv for pc names are supplied in a register.
Readers drawn to the historical past of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will get pleasure from this pretty volume.
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For no slight matter it is to be able to recall in description such enormous knowledge as theirs. Consequently, like the poets, I must needs begin my narrative with an invocation of the Muses and Mneme (‘Memory’). Well, Euthydemos, set to work, so far as I remember, in terms very much the same as these: Kleinas, which sort of men are the learners, the wise or the foolish? At this the young man, feeling the embarrassment of the question, blushed and glanced at me in his helplessness. (. . ) Jupiter XLI AOEDE (Aoιδη) One of the Muses, daughters of Zeus.
One of the conquests whom he made pregnant in the likeness of an animal was) Aetna, a nymph. He mated with her as a vulture. Le Premier Mythograph du Vatican, ed. Nevio Zorzetti 2,88: Jupiter raped the nymph Aetna and made her pregnant. Being frightened of Juno he entrusted Terra with the young lady, as some say. According to others she later entrusted to Terra the fruit of her pregnancy. Scholia in Theocritum Vetera 1,65; Poetae Lyrici Graeci ed. Th. Bergk, vol. 3, frg. 200 B: Mount Aetna in Sicily is named after Aitne, the daughter of Uranos and Ge, according to Alkimos.
Having no male issue, he left the kingdom to Lacedaemon, whose mother was Taygete, after whom the mountain was named, while according to report his father was none other than Zeus. Lacedaemon was wedded to Sparta, a daughter of Eurotas. Pindarus: Carmina, Olympionicae 3,29: Then it was that his (Theron of Acragas’s) heart urged him to go to the Istrian land, where Leto’s horse-driving daughter had welcomed him on his arrival from Arcadia’s ridges and much-winding valleys, when through the commands of Eurystheus his father’s compulsion impelled him to bring back the golden-horned doe, which formerly Taygete had inscribed as a holy oﬀering to Orthosia (Artemis).