Scientific astronomy in antiquity

@article{Aaboe1974ScientificAI,
  title={Scientific astronomy in antiquity},
  author={A. Aaboe},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1974},
  volume={276},
  pages={21 - 42}
}
  • A. Aaboe
  • Published 1974
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • The character and content of Babylonian scientific or mathematical astronomy, as we know it from texts of the last half millennium b.c., are sketched. This late-Babylonian astronomy is set in contrast to earlier Babylonian astronomy as well as to the kinds of astronomy found in other ancient cultures, and an attempt is made at a very broad classification of such pre-scientific astronomies. The lateness and uniqueness of Babylonian mathematical astronomy is emphasized, and it is shown that its… CONTINUE READING
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