HISTORY OF SCIENCE (MS 1268-1317)
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.).
Aratos Phainomena or Heavenly Display of, history of, Babylonian science, history of, Constellations, history of see also Astronomy history of; Mathematics history of
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HISTORY OF SCIENCE