The Babylonian astronomical compendium MUL. APIN
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The Babylonian astronomical compendium MUL. APIN / Hermann Hunger and John Steele.
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About the MUL. APIN: astronomical data and lists of stars, from ancient Mesopotamia.
"MUL. APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the luni-solar calendar and rules for intercalation, and a short collection of celestial omens. This book contains an introductory essay, followed by a new edition of the text and a facing-page transliteration and English translation. Finally, the book contains a new and detailed commentary on the text. This is a fascinating study, and an important resource for anyone interested in the history of astronomy."--
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY :
Scientific writings from the ancient and Medieval world
Includes bibliographical references and index.