Kepler S Somnium

Author: Johannes Kepler
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486432823
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Both a scientific treatise on lunar astronomy and a science-fiction story about a voyage to the moon, Kepler's Somnium went unrecognized for centuries. This edition presents a full translation from the original Latin.

Through The Daemon S Gate

Author: Dean Swinford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135515603
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This book tells the story of the early modern astronomer Johannes Kepler’s Somnium, which has been regarded by science historians and literary critics alike as the first true example of science fiction. Kepler began writing his complex and heavily-footnoted tale of a fictional Icelandic astronomer as an undergraduate and added to it throughout his life. The Somnium fuses supernatural and scientific models of the cosmos through a satirical defense of Copernicanism that features witches, lunar inhabitants, and a daemon who speaks in the empirical language of modern science. Swinford’s looks at the ways that Kepler’s Somnium is influenced by the cosmic dream, a literary genre that enjoyed considerable popularity among medieval authors, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Dante, John of Salisbury, Macrobius, and Alan of Lille. He examines the generic conventions of the cosmic dream, also studying the poetic and theological sensibilities underlying the categories of dreams formulated by Macrobius and Artemidorus that were widely used to interpret specific symbols in dreams and to assess their overall reliability. Swinford develops a key claim about the form of the Somnium as it relates to early science: Kepler relies on a genre that is closely connected to a Ptolemaic, or earth-centered, model of the cosmos as a way of explaining and justifying a model of the cosmos that does not posit the same connections between the individual and the divine that are so important for the Ptolemaic model. In effect, Kepler uses the cosmic dream to describe a universe that cannot lay claim to the same correspondences between an individual’s dream and the order of the cosmos understood within the rules of the genre itself. To that end, Kepler’s Somnium is the first example of science fiction, but the last example of Neoplatonic allegory.

The Dream Of Scipio Somnium Scipionis

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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In Somnium Scipionis

Author: Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
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Commentarii In Somnium Scipionis Commentary On The Dream Of Scipio With A Translation Of Cicero S Text

Author: Ambrosius Theodosias Macrobius
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Somnium Dream

Author: Steven Rehome
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ISBN: 9781320853798
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Cicero S Somnium Scipionis

Author: Sally Davis
Editor: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780582367517
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Somnium Scipionis The Dream Of Scipio Africanus Minor Being The Epilogue Of Cicero S Treatise On Polity

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780344704307
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The De Senectute De Amicitia Paradoxa Somnium Scipionis Of Cicero The Life Of Atticus

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Somnium Scipionis The Dream Of Scipio Africanus Minor Being The Epilogue Of Cicero S Treatise On P

Author: Cicero Marcus Tullius
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781113420466
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Kepler S Dream

Author: John Lear
Editor: Berkeley : University of California Press
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The first complete English translation of the great seventeenth-century mathematician's long-neglected masterpiece describing a voyage to the moon.

Luciani Somnium Charon Piscator Et De Luctu

Author: Lucian (of Samosata.)
Editor: CUP Archive
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Somnium

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Editor: Malachi Shield
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Somnium Et Vigilia In Somnium Scipionis

Author: Juan Luis Vives
Editor: Attic Press
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Somnium Beyond The Darkness

Author: A.D. Sterling
Editor: Silent i Publishing
ISBN: 1952678013
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Maybe she hadn’t always done everything she could to help her brother in the past, but Isla wasn’t going to let that stop her now. Isla finds her younger brother Ethan frustrating, he finds her overbearing. When a traumatic event puts Ethan in a coma, Isla grapples with feelings of guilt. Isla soon becomes concerned that her brother might be in real danger. Their lives turn upside down when Isla learns of a family secret that her father has worked hard to keep hidden. Why don’t they ever see their grandmother? And what happened to their mother on the day she died? What secrets did she know? Ethan and Isla's destinies become entwined as they begin a journey neither could have imagined. The children will have to mend their broken relationship and work together as a team in order to escape the nightmarish grip holding them beyond the darkness.

The Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams

Author: Alexander Henley Grant
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The Dream

Author: Johannes Kepler
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A Dictionary Of The Old English Language

Author: Francis Henry Stratmann
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M Tulli Ciceronis Somnium Scipionis

Author: Cicero Marcus Tullius
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The Oxford Shakespeare A Midsummer Night S Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0199535868
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. In the introduction to this edition, Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable.