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Babylonian Astronomy 

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Manuscript Metadata

Resource ID

1700

Access

Open

Contributed by

Frederik Wellmann

type of material

A. MS.

Category

HISTORY OF SCIENCE (MS 1268-1317)

description

The constellation figures are of Babylonian origin. CSP attempts to prove that Aratos obtained his material from ancient Babylonian astronomical writings (the globe described by Aratos would have been the one that was visible in Babylon c.2000 B.C., not that of Greece in the 3rd century B.C.).

general index

Aratos Phainomena or Heavenly Display of, history of, Babylonian science, history of, Constellations, history of see also Astronomy history of; Mathematics history of

pagination

pp. 1-10 (p. 4 missing)

Date

u

manuscript number

1299

publication

n.p.

topic

HISTORY OF SCIENCE

manuscript contains non-textual content

no

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 Public : MS_1299
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