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πλανήτης (ἀστήρ)

see also:

wandering star (planet)

Aristotle METE

πλανήτης (ἀστήρ)

Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

References for Greek and Latin

animated GIF planet Mars in Taurus from August 2022 to March 2023: it looks like a star (a dot of light) but wanders in front of the background of the fixed stars.
Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

Planets appear like dots in the sky. At first glance they are hardly distinguished from stars. Only after many weeks of observation it becomes obvious that these objects move (wander) in front of the background of the constellations of stars.

Further Remarks

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