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Title Ancient astronomy and celestial divination / edited by N.M. Swerdlow.
Imprint Cambridge, Ma. : MIT Press, 1999.

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Series Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Subject Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian.
Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian.
Astronomy, Greek.
Alt Name Swerdlow, N. M. (Noel M.)
Description 1 online resource (x, 378 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
English.
ISBN 0585231427 (electronic bk.)
9780585231426 (electronic bk.)
0262194228 (alk. paper)
0262284626
9780262284622
9780585231427
9780262194228
0262194228
OCLC # 44965394
Additional Format Print version: Ancient astronomy and celestial divination. Cambridge, Ma. : MIT Press, 1999 0262194228 (DLC) 99015241 (OCoLC)41142931
Table of Contents
 Preface 
 Bibliographical and Other Standard Abbreviations 
 Introduction / N. M. Swerdlow1
1Babylonian Celestial Divination / Erica Reiner21
2Babylonian Horoscopy: The Texts and Their Relations / F. Rochberg39
3Babylonian Observations of Saturn during the Reign of Kandalanu / C. B. F. Walker61
4Non-mathematical Astronomical Texts and Their Relationships / Hermann Hunger77
5Normal Star Observations in Late Babylonian Astronomical Diaries / Gred Grasshoff97
6Goal-Year Tablets: Lunar Data and Predictions / Lis Brack-Bernsen149
7A New Mathematical Text from the Astronomical Archive in Babylon: BM 36849 / Asger Aaboe179
8Lunar Anomaly in Babylonian Astronomy: Portrait of an Original Theory / John P. Britton187
9The Derivation of the Parameters of Babylonian Planetary Theory with Time as the Principal Independent Variable / N. M. Swerdlow255
10A Classification of Astronomical Tables on Papyrus / Alexander Jones299
11The Role of Observations in Ptolemy's Lunar Theories / Bernard R. Goldstein, Alan C. Bowen341
12Theon of Alexandria and Ptolemy's Handy Tables / Anne Tihon357
 Notes on Contributors371
 Index373


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