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Paper: Stars, Manuscripts, and Astrolabes–The Stellar Constellations in a Group of Medieval Manuscripts between Latin Literature and a New Science of the Stars
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 533
Authors: Metzger, W.
Abstract: The European Middle Ages inherited star names and constellations from Roman antiquity, mostly via Latin literary texts. When, from the 11th century onwards, Arabic texts and instruments became available, figures and vocabulary at first where not compatible with this tradition. The example of an excerpt from Pseudo-Hyginus De Astronomia shows, how a Roman text on the constellations was revised and supplemented with the names of the astrolabe-stars to combine the two different traditions.
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