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Calendars with Olympiad display and eclipse prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism
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Though no month names on the Metonic calendar were previously known, all 12 months are identified, which are unexpectedly of Corinthian origin, and the cycles of human institutions with the celestial cycles embedded in the Mechanism’s gearwork are linked. Expand
A Study of Babylonian Observations of Planets Near Normal Stars
Abstract.The present paper is an attempt to describe the observational practices behind a large and homogeneous body of Babylonian observation reports involving planets and certain bright stars nearExpand
Ptolemy's Ancient Planetary Observations
Summary The Almagest of Ptolemy (mid-second century ad) contains eleven dated reports of observations of the positions of planets made during the third century bc in Babylon and Hellenistic Egypt.Expand
The Antikythera Mechanism and the Public Face of Greek Science
From the outset two questions have dominated the study of the Antikythera Mechanism: what did it do? and what was it for? The first question, essentially the problem of reconstructing the MechanismExpand
The Back Plate Inscription and eclipse scheme of the Antikythera Mechanism revisited
This paper presents a new edition of the Back Plate Inscription (BPI) of the Antikythera Mechanism, a series of descriptions of circumstances associated with eclipses indicated cyclically by theExpand
The Place of Astronomy in Roman Egypt
L'A. examine l'etat des recherches en astronomie dans l'Egypte des temps romains et il rappelle notamment qu'ils utilisaient le mouvement des planetes pour etablir des calendriers. L'A. analyseExpand
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