The Comet Of 44 B.C. and Caesar's Funeral Games by John T. RamseyThe Comet Of 44 B.C. and Caesar's Funeral Games by John T. Ramsey

The Comet Of 44 B.C. and Caesar's Funeral Games

byJohn T. Ramsey, A. Lewis LichtForeword byBrian G. Marsden

Paperback | May 15, 1997

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.65 online 
$38.50 list price save 10%
Earn 173 plum® points
Quantity:

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This unique collaboration between a classicist and physicist at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the first work to combine the evidence from both China and Rome for the spectacular daylight comet of 44 BC, perhaps the most famous comet in antiquity. This investigation, which alsoexamines allusions to this comet in astrological literature from later antiquity, sheds new light on the significance of the comet as a powerful symbol in the political propaganda that launched Augustus' career.
A. Lewis Licht is at both at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Loading
Title:The Comet Of 44 B.C. and Caesar's Funeral GamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:May 15, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0788502743

ISBN - 13:9780788502743

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Ramsey and Licht have produced a magnificent piece of interdisciplinary detective work."--Astronomy and Geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society