Stars in the Fasti : Ideler (1825) and Ovid's Astronomy Revisited

@article{Fox2004StarsIT,
  title={Stars in the Fasti : Ideler (1825) and Ovid's Astronomy Revisited},
  author={M. Fox},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  year={2004},
  volume={125},
  pages={133 - 91}
}
  • M. Fox
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • American Journal of Philology
Using astronomy software, this article provides a systematic re-examination of the astronomical references in Ovid's Fasti and reviews the previous authority on the question, Ideler (1825). The review finds that most (three out of four) of the more than fifty astronomical references in the poem are accurate and reflects on the negative reception of Ovid's handling of astronomy in light of these findings. 
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