A Late‐Babylonian Procedure Text for Mars, and Some Remarks on Retrograde Arcs

@article{Aaboe1987ALP,
  title={A Late‐Babylonian Procedure Text for Mars, and Some Remarks on Retrograde Arcs},
  author={A. Aaboe},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1987},
  volume={500}
}
  • A. Aaboe
  • Published 1987
  • History
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
FIRST MET E. S. Kennedy (or al-Kindi) in the autumn of 1953 at Brown UniI versity. He lectured on the zij of the archcomputer al-K&hi to an audience consisting of Neugebauer and me, and Neugebauer retaliated by talking about ”Odds and Ends” to Kindi and me. Someone I think it was Kindi’s father-inlaw said it reminded him of two haberdashers selling shirts to each other to keep the volume up. Though witty, the remark was far off the mark, for there was enormous profit involved, at least for me… Expand
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    This unit is used in planetary texts, for it frees us from concern about whether a certain month might be full or hollow. The tithi, so named because it was first encountered, in modern times