1. Hermes Trismegistus Member

    what's the difference of uses?
  2. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    in orbe lacteo
    stella is just a basic word for "star".
    astrum is synonymous, but found in "poetry or more elevated prose".
    sidus is defined as "Stars united in a figure, a group of stars, a constellation", and in classical prose is usually found in the plural because of that definition.

    They also have other metaphorical meanings found in poetry. A good dictionary like Lewis and Short can give you more information.

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