Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

School of Classics, University of St Andrews
18 June 2010

This workshop took place with the support of the Science and Empire Project.  It is envisaged that it may in future form the core of a research cluster and/or published volume.  It brought together national and international scholars working on aspects of this immensely influential astronomical poem, the Phaenomena (third century BC).  There were eight papers and a round-table session, as follows:

The day was extremely successful and well-attended by non-speakers, both local and from further afield.  It represents a useful contribution to a growing area of scholarship on the intersection between ancient scientific and literary discourse.