The proceedings of the conference "Rationality in Action: Intentions, Interpretations and Interactions". The project has been carried out as part of the HSE Program of Fundamental Studies.
The "Phenomena" by Aratus of Soli (c. 315-240 BC) is the most important example of the "scholarly" poetry of the Hellenistic period. In the European literature, Aratus was the first to be poetically purposeful and, not being a scientist, systematized astronomical and meteorological observations of his time. The didactic features of the poem, which non-trivially reflected the scientific, poetic and philosophical subtexts of the traditions and passions of Aratus had a significant impact on the literary and philosophical thought of antiquity and modern times. The translation of the poem into Russian was done in compliance with the metric features of the original, provided with exegetical commentary and introductory article.