Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus (Volumes I & II) (Google eBook)

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American Philosophical Society, Jan 1, 1999 - Science - 839 pages
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Presents 200 hitherto unpub. astronomical texts & horoscopes written in Greek on papyrus, which were excavated a century ago in the rubbish heaps of Oxyrhynchus, a district capital of Roman Egypt. Through these documents we obtain the first coherent picture of the range of astronomical activity, chiefly in the service of astrology, during the Roman Empire. The astronomy of this period turns out to have been much more varied than we previously thought, with Babylonian arithmetical methods of prediction coexisting with tables based on geometrical models of orbits. Editions of the texts are accomp. by facing translations & explanatory & philological commentaries. The intro. provides the first comprehensive treatment of astronomical papyri, explaining their contents & purpose, the underlying astronomical theories, & strategies for analyzing & dating them. Tables & graphs.
  

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Page 360 - Catalogue of Greek and Latin papyri and ostraca in the possession of the University of Aberdeen.
Page 354 - Les Titulatures impériales dans les papyrus, les ostraca et les inscriptions d'Egypte...
Page 361 - Italiana per la ricerca dei papiri greci e latini in Egitto), Firenze: vol.
Page 359 - HB Van Hoesen, Greek Horoscopes (=Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, 48) (Philadelphia, 1959), pp. 191 ft".
Page 360 - Checklist of Editions of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets, 4th ed. (Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists Supplement 7, 1992).
Page 359 - Astrological Papyri and Ostraca: Bibliographical Notes/ Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 108 (1964) 57-72.
Page 354 - Ellis and P. Gerardi, Occasional Publications of the Samuel Noah Kramer Fund 9 (Philadelphia...
Page 360 - Greek and latin papyri, ostraca and wooden tablets in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (P.Brook.),ed.J.
Page 353 - On a Greek Qualitative Planetary Model of the Epicyclic Variety", Centaurus 9 (1963), pp.
Page 353 - KA Worp, The Chronological Systems of Byzantine Egypt. Studia Amstelodamensia ad Epigraphicam, lus Antiquum et Papyrologicam Pertinentia 8. Zutphen, 1978.

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