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581. 17 On the identity of the author of the texts I agree with Sarah Klitenic Wear and 15 16 John Dillon who argue for the provenance of the corpus in the Monophysite debates after Chalcedon. See Wear and Dillon, Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist Tradition: Despoiling the Hellenes (Aldershot, 2007), pp. 4–6. On the lack of interest in the problem of pseudepigraphy in classical Christianity see Bruce M. Metzger, “Forgeries and Canonical Pseudepigrapha,” Journal of Biblical Literature, 91/1 (March, 1972): pp.

Henry (eds), Ma(r)king the Text (Aldershot, 2000), pp. 144–92. 40 Ann Blair, “Humanist Methods in Natural Philosophy: The Commonplace Book,” Journal of the History of Ideas, 53/4 (1992): 541–51. 41 Kepler, New Astronomy, p. 573. See also Voelkel, p. 245; and Pierre Hadot, The Veil of Isis: An Essay on the History of the Idea of Nature, trans. Michael Chase (Cambridge, MA, 2006). 42 Voelkel, pp. 193–210. Travel Narratives and Astronomical Discovery in Kepler and Galileo 25 of poetic quotation draws yet more attention to the passage.

49 He moved “from doubt to astonishment,”50 and was impelled to complete a long series of observations, presented in his book, after which he concluded that the “little stars” must be planets orbiting Jupiter. The sequence represents, in miniature, an equivalent to Kepler’s far more complicated discovery of the orbit of Mars. The connection between the new astronomy and the European age of exploration is an established critical trope. 51 Such arguments, however, place an emphasis on the ability 48 Galileo, Sidereus Nuncius or the Starry Messenger, trans.

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