Culture and Cosmos is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the history of astrology and cultural astronomy published by the Sophia Centre Press in partnership with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, Faculty of Humanitiies and the Performing Arts, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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Volume 17-1

Classical Deities in Astronomy: The Employment of Verse to Commemorate the Discovery of the Planets Uranus, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta

Clifford J. Cunningham and Günther Oestmann


From 1781 to 1807 five new planetary objects transformed our basic ideas about the nature of the solar system. The coincidental discovery of these objects during a period when classical ideas permeated European thought produced a rich variety of verse in Latin, German, French, Italian and English. For the first time, they are collected here and put into context.

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