Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Achilles Tatius

  • Thomas HockeyEmail author
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Achilles Tatius may have been an Alexandrian scholar. His Isagoge ad Arati Phænomena (Introduction to Aratus’ Treatise “Phenomena”) is extant only as a fragment (published in 1567). Achilles’s sole surviving intact work (if the author is indeed the same Achilles) is an erotic romance novel.

Selected Reference

  1. Achilles, T. and Gaselee, S. (1917). Achilles Tatius, with an English Translation. London: W. Heinemann.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA