Censorinus The Birthday Book

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The Birthday Book

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"Among birthday gifts, even of the quirkily unique kind, the treatise "De die natali" by the 3rd-century AD writer Censorinus still must be among the top ten for both idiosyncrasy and learning--a feat that even landed its author a place on the moon, where a crater is named after him. . . . Holt Parker and the University of Chicago Press have entered into the spirit of this enterprise nicely. The book is produced handsomely in small format, and the text is interspersed with some helpful diagrams and illustrations. In addition, there is a useful glossary and notes that do not smother. Most important, Parker well catches the various moods of ["The Birthday Book"]."--Karl Galinsky"Times Higher Education Supplement" (04/06/2007)

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Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: "The Birthday Book", which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything Censorinus knew about birthdays, the book starts simply; but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched a glorious vision of a universe ruled by harmony and order, where the microcosm of the child in the womb corresponds to the macrocosm of the planets. Alternately serious and playful, Censorinus touches on music, history, astronomy, astrology, and every aspect of time as it was understood in third-century Rome. He also provides ancient answers to perennial questions: Why does the day begin at midnight? Where did Leap Year come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Embodying the proverbial gift that keeps on giving, "The Birthday Book" has long been treasured by scientists, poets, and scholars, and Holt N. Parker's graceful and lively new translation - accompanied by an illuminating introduction and detailed notes - is itself a present for Latinists, historians of science, and anyone looking for an unusual birthday gift.

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Descripción The University of Chicago Press. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Birthday Book (New edition), Censorinus, Holt N. Parker, Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman scholar Censorinus bestowed upon his best friend a charming birthday present: "The Birthday Book", which appears here in its long-awaited first English translation. Laying out everything Censorinus knew about birthdays, the book starts simply; but by the conclusion of this brief yet brilliant gem, Censorinus has sketched a glorious vision of a universe ruled by harmony and order, where the microcosm of the child in the womb corresponds to the macrocosm of the planets. Alternately serious and playful, Censorinus touches on music, history, astronomy, astrology, and every aspect of time as it was understood in third-century Rome. He also provides ancient answers to perennial questions: Why does the day begin at midnight? Where did Leap Year come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Embodying the proverbial gift that keeps on giving, "The Birthday Book" has long been treasured by scientists, poets, and scholars, and Holt N. Parker's graceful and lively new translation - accompanied by an illuminating introduction and detailed notes - is itself a present for Latinists, historians of science, and anyone looking for an unusual birthday gift. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780226099743

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