Astronomical Cuneiform Texts: Babylonian Ephemerides of the Seleucid Period for the Motion of the Sun, the Moon, and the Planets

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O. Neugebauer
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Mathematics - 802 pages
THE MOON IX PREFACE TO THE SPRINGER EDITION When this collection of Babylonian astronomical purpose of column of the lunar ephemerides (by texts was published in 1955 (a date omitted by Aaboe) and the explanation of the method of computing the eclipse text ACT No. 6o (by Hamilton mistake from the title page), it contained all texts of this type that I could lay my hands on. As was to be and Aaboe). Some of these advances I have tried to incorporate into my History of Ancient Mathematical expected, the past 25 years provided more fragments, identified by A. Sachs and A. Aaboe in the British Astronomy (1975), which should be used as a guide to Museum and listed below. Also, some new joins the more recent literature. could be made and some errors of mine corrected. My sincerest thanks go to Springer-Verlag for Nevertheless, I think one still can consider the making this work again available to students of material of 1955 to be representative of what has been ancient astronomy. The Institute for Advanced preserved of the mathematical astronomy of the Study, which together with Brown University has Seleucid period. supported my work for more than four decades, has In the meantime, far more progress has been made graciously given its permission for this reprint. in our understanding of Babylonian astronomy, mainly by the publications of Aaboe, Hamilton, Maeyama, Sachs, van der Waerden, and others. As an Princeton 0.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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VEN
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No
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Jupiter
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No
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Provenance and Dates e e 4 B Step Functions
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The Colophons 11 C Dating e
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819a Jupiter
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to 8
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819b Jupiter
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FRAGMENTARY AND UNIDENTIFIED TEXTS
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121a
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System
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128
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No
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18Year Cycle
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Auxiliary Texts
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129
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3
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Ephemerides of Undetermined System from
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B Lunar Eclipses e
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No
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Moon 1 to
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SYSTEM
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B Eclipse Magnitudes
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201a
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CHA PTER III P R O C E D URE TEXTS
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Fragments and Unidentified Texts 213 to
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Copies 217 to
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Photographs 228 to
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in column M
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Dates for T QP and Q
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MARS
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CHAPTER
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800e
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and 2 System
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A Auxiliary Tables Longitudes
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S E 115130 T A B
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A Daily Solar Motion
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F The XF
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