Affordable vacations for The irst-century BC work Poetica Astronomica, by Hyginus, and the irst/second century AD work Catasterismi, by Pseudo-Eratosthenes, portrayed Virgo in rather more vague terms than Hipparchus or Ptolemy, but nevertheless in readily identiiable terms. These two authors described Virgo very similarly. According to Hyginus, she had stars, and, according to Pseudo-Eratosthenes, she had stars. The faint star that they associate with the Virgin's head is Virginis mag.
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+ Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Catasterismi, stated that Virgo was regarded as headless. The headless version of Virgo is actually easy to explain astronomically, because, as Pseudo-Eratosthenes himself went on to point out, there is only one faint star in the region of sky where Virgo's head was perceived to stars dim, but well within the range of naked-eye observation in good atmospheric conditions. This solution incorporates most of the major stars in the relevant part of Virgo in a natural way and is very probably correct.
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