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ERIC Number: EJ1039982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Renaissance Science and Literature: Benedetti, Ovid and the Transformations of Phaeton's Myth after Copernicus
Omodeo, Pietro Daniel
Science & Education, v23 n3 p557-564 Mar 2014
This paper aims at showing the close ties between Renaissance literature and science as emerge from the use and the transformation, in a post-Copernican context, of the myth of Phaeton--according to Greek mythology: the boy who tried to conduct the chariot of the Sun and died in this attempt. G.B. Benedetti's analysis and criticism of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," book two, provides an insight into this literary and scientific issue. Astronomical poems and variations of Phaeton's myth by other illustrious Renaissance men--including T. Brahe and King James of Scotland and England--are taken into account, as well.
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Language: English
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