[Milton-L] Kepler translation
burbery at marshall.edu
Thu Jun 5 13:35:32 EDT 2008
Thanks, very interesting! TB
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A small part of it was translated in 'A prophecy of the white king' by
William Lilly (1644): "Kepler his Prediction upon the fiery Trygon,
beginning 1603". An interesting piece of 'astral republicanism' as such
(for a Miltonic connection), but not much from Kepler, though: pp. 27-28.
Hope this helps,
p.s. Here's the complete reference (from EEBO):
A prophecy of the white king: and dreadfull dead-man explaned. To which is
added the prophecie of Sibylla Tibvrtina and prediction of Iohn Kepler: all
of especiall concernment for these times. By William Lilly student in
astrology. Ob peccata mutat sceptra Deus, variata Reges. Published
according to order.
Author: Lilly, William, 1602-1681.
Other authors: Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.
Imprint: London : Printed by G. M. and are to be sold by John Sherley and
Thomas Vnderhill, at the Golden Pellican in little Brittaine, and Bible in
Lainaus "Burbery, Timothy" <burbery at marshall.edu>:
> Dear List,
> Does anyone know if Kepler's treatise on the 1604 supernova ("De Stella
> Nova ...") has been translated into English? If so, can you supply a
> Thanks, and sorry if this is off-topic.
> Dr. Timothy J. Burbery
> Professor of English
> Marshall University
> One John Marshall Drive
> Huntington, WV 25755-2646
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