E. Poste (essay date 1880)
SOURCE: Poste, E. Preface to The Skies and Weather-Forecasts of Aratus, translated by E. Poste, pp. v-viii. London: Macmillan, 1880.
[In the following preface to his translation of Aratus's Phaenomena, Poste briefly summarizes the poet's life and antique commentaries on his writing.]
A little observation of the nightly skies inspired a curiosity to see what an ancient poet, now seldom read, had to say on the subject; and a moderate amount of pleasure having been derived from the perusal, the thought occurred that other students of Astronomy or Meteorology, to whom Aratus in his Greek garb was inaccessible, might feel the same curiosity. Hence the following...
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