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Inspiration from antique heroic deeds: Hercules as an astronomer
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
2014 (English)In: Culture and cosmos : a journal of the history of astrology and cultural astronomy, ISSN 1368-6534, Vol. 16, 139-150 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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Bristol: Culture and cosmos , 2014. Vol. 16, 139-150 p.
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Hercules, early modern, astronomy, Kepler
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111299ISBN: 978-1-907767-05-0OAI: diva2:775164
INSAP VII, Bath October 2010

In the early modern period (during the Renaissance/Baroque eras) the comparison of the astronomer and his work to a Hercules or a Herculean Effort was not unusual. The learned and intellectual Hercules was described as an ideal and put forward as exemplary. This paper explores how the comparison was put forward in text and image.

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