CONF: Aratus Day at St Andrews

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Please note that a one-day conference on ‘Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition’ will be held on Friday 18th June 2010, in the School of Classics, University of St Andrews. All those interested in attending should contact Emma Gee, ergg. General outline below; further details to follow.

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)

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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