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Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ Ἀστροθεσίαι

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Οἱ Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ αἱ Ἀστροθεσίαι ἐπιγραφή ἐστι βίβλῳ ἐχούσῃ τοὺς περὶ τῶν τε ἀστέρων καὶ τῶν ἀστερισμῶν μύθους, τοὺς τῶν παλαιῶν Ἑλλήνων. Αὕτη δὲ ἡ βίβλος λέγεται εἶναι ἐπιτομὴ ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ μετὰ Χριστὸν ἀιῶνι συλλεγμένη μείζους τεύχους τινὸς ὃ Ἐρατοσθένης ὁ ἔνδοξος ἀστρονόμος ἔγραψεν. Ἐν δὲ τοῖς μέλλουσιν μησὶν ἐπιθυμῶ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ ἀναγιγνώσκειν πᾶσαν τὴν βίβλον ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν. Καὶ δὴ καὶ εὑρήσομαι πίνακας ἵνα δεικνύω τοὺς περὶ τῶν ἀστέρων μύθους, γράφων ὑπομνήματά τινα.
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A syntactic skeleton from Herodotos

This is about Alyattes the Lydian King who made a large dedication to Delphi. I've made use of the first half but not the second half.
Hdt. 1.25.2 ἀνέθηκε δὲ ἐκφυγὼν τὴν νοῦσον δεύτερος οὗτος τῆς οἰκίης ταύτης ἐς Δελφοὺς κρητῆρά τε ἀργύρεον μέγαν καὶ ὑποκρητηρίδιον σιδήρεον κολλητόν, θέης ἄξιον διὰ πάντων τῶν ἐν Δελφοῖσι ἀναθημάτων, Γλαύκου τοῦ Χίου ποίημα, ὃς μοῦνος δὴ πάντων ἀνθρώπων σιδήρου κόλλησιν ἐξεῦρε.

This is about Henrique of Malacca who ...
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Translations (Please correct!)

I would like to do some translation to give the chance for others to correct me where I misunderstand anything. Here is Ο ΜΩΡΟΣ.

ἴσθι σοφὸν δὴ ὄντα τὸν μῶρον τὸν παρ’ ἡμῖν· ἄκουε γάρ. ἐπύρεττε μὲν ὁ μῶρος· καὶ κατακλιθεὶς ἐπὶ κλίνης μεγάλῃ τῇ φωνῇ ἐβόα. μετεπέμψατο δ’ ἰατρόν, ἵνα σωθείη· ὁ δ’ ἰατρὸς ἐλθών, καὶ ψαυσάμενος αὐτοῦ, "οἴμοι, ἔφη, κακῶς πυρέττεις." ὁ δὲ μῶρος τοῦτ’ ἀκούσας ὠργίσθη, καὶ εἶπεν· "εὐφήμει, ὦ ἄνθρωπε· οὐ ...
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APOD

Salvete,

this thread will collect my translations of Astronomy Picture of the Days explanatory texts. Corrections are welcome.

So, here's the first in this thread:

NGC 7331 ET ULTERIUS (18 DECEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141218.html

NGC 7331, galaxia spiralis magna et pulchra, saepe Viae Lacteae nostrae persimilis esse dicitur. NGC 7331, quae circiter quinquaginta milliones (50,000,000) annorum luce mensorum in constellatione Pegasi abest, maturê quidem nebula spiralis esse cognita est. ...
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(Hopefully) a daily journal. Please correct!

http://attic-diary.blogspot.com/

Ἰωήλ ὀνομάζουσι με καὶ ἐν πόλει οἰκῶ σὺν τῇ γυναικί Ἅννᾳ. οὐκ ολίγον χρώνον πρὶν ἐγημάμεν. οἶκος ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐχόντων ἀλλὰ μισθοῦμεθα. μανθάνω τὴν γλῶτταν ἑλληνικήν. ὁ ἀνὴρ σήμεραν ἦν "πῶς ἔμαθες γλῶτταν τις;" ἦν δ’ ἐγὼ "πολλὰ βίβλια ἀναγιγνώσκω καὶ μανθάνων."
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APOD: 2014 December 3

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation offers supernova remnants and an emission nebula:

SHARPLESS 249 ET NEBULA MEDUSAE (3 DECEMBRIS 2014)

Nebula Medusae, quae luce debilis et difficilis visu est, in hâc imagine telescopicâ amoenâ, ex nonnullis picturîs compositâ, capta est. Duae stellae clarae, Mu et Eta Geminorum, in pede Geminorum caelestium sitae, locum huius conspectûs designant. Nebula Medusae est dorsum emissionis lucis clarum et arcui simile cum flagellîs dependentibus, quod ad dextram centri et inferius videtur. ...
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APOD: 2014 December 2

Salvete,

Here follows today's APOD-translation. I'm somewhat unsure about the correct way to translate expanding/expansion/to expand. Even less about my rendition of "bow shock." Any idea?

ETA CARINA ET NEBULA HOMUNCULI INCREBRESCENS (2 DECEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141202.html

Quomodo systema stellare Eta Carinae hanc insolitam nebulam increbrescentem creavit? Nemo certê scit. Centum septuaginta (170) circiter annos abhinc systema stellare australe Eta Carinae nescio quâ de causâ systema stellare clarissimum totius ...
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APOD: 2014 December 1

Salvete omnes,

I had to rush through today's translation of the APOD (Astronomical Picture of the Day). I hope it still works:

STELLAE ET COLUMNAE PULVERIS IN NGC 7822 A "WISE" VISAE (1 DEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141201.html

Stellae iuvenes calidaeque et pilae cosmicae gasii in NGC 7822 coartari videntur. Haec regio ardens generationis stellarum circa tria milia (3,000) annorum luce mensorum (a.l.m.) abest, in margine nubis molecularis immanis, quae ...
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APOD: 2014 November 30

Salvete,

today's APOD-translation deals with a dust pillar in the Large Magellanic Cloud:

HIPPOCAMPUS IN MAGNA NUBE MAGELLANICA (30 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141130.html

Fortasse speciem hippocampi pascentis praebet, sed res atra ad dextram partem imaginis versum reapse est pila pulveris fumosi, quae longitudine circa viginti (20) annos luce mensos patet. Haec structura pulveris insolitê conformata in Magnâ Nube Magellanicâ vicinâ nostrâ sita est, quae regio generationis stellarum proxima est ...
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APOD: 2014 November 29

Salvete!

Today's APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) was an especially tough nut to crack. I almost bailed out. This is what I got:

67P 3D (29 NOVEMBRIS 2014)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141129.html

Exprome vitra ocularia vitriis rubro caeruleoque colore praedita et pendê prope cometam! Cum "Philae", modulus spatialis descensionis navigationis speculatoriae nomine "Rosetta", diê duodecimô (12) mensis Novembris ad nucleum cometae 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko laberet, instrumentô photographicô ROLIS usus est ad ...
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