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Parys, Małgorzata . 2019. O położeniu nieba pod czas rewolucji roku- opisy nieba w dniu równonocy wiosennej w kalendarzach astrologiczno-prognstykarskich z I. połowy XVIII wieku. Prace Filologiczne 73 : 299–320. 22 pp.
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The paper examines 18th-century calendars to focus on the ways in which planets are conceptualised in astrological descriptions of the spring equinox constellations. The central metaphor is that of the HEAVENLY REPUBLIC, reminiscent of elective monarchy, the political system of the Polish Commonwealth. Individuals of various distinctions, including the king, are mapped onto celestial bodies of various ranks.