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Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination (New)

by Swerdlow, N. M. (ed)

Publisher: MIT Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9780262194228, 0262194228

Price: $58.00

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In the ancient world, the collection and study of celestial phenomena andthe intepretation of their prophetic significance, especially as applied to kingsand nations, were closely related sciences carried out by the same scholars. Bothancient sources and modern research agree that astronomy and celestial divinationarose in Babylon. Only in the late nineteenth century, however, did scholars beginto identify and decipher the original Babylonian sources, and the process ofunderstanding those sources has been long and difficult.This volume presents recentwork on Babylonian celestial divination and on the Greek inheritors of theBabylonian tradition. Both philological and mathematical work are included. Theessays shed new light on all of the known textual sources, including the omen seriesEnuma Anu Enlil, which contains omens from as far back as the early second or eventhird millennium, and the earliest personal horoscopes, from about 400 B.C., as wellas the Astronomical Diaries, ephemerides, and other observational and mathematicaltexts. One essay concerns astronomical papyri that confirm the extensivetransmission of Babylonian methods into Greek; a study of Ptolemy's lunar theory suggests that Ptolemy relied more on his own observations than previously thought;and an analysis of Theon's commentary on Ptolemy's Handy Tables shows that Theonexplicated their meaning both conscientiously and competently.Contributors: Asger Aaboe, Alan C. Bowen, Lis Brack-Bernsen, John P. Britton, Bernard R. Goldstein, Gerd Grasshoff, Hermann Hunger, Alexander Jones, Erica Reiner, F. Rochberg, N. M.Swerdlow, Anne Tihon, C. B. F. Walker.

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