Stellar Distances in Early Babylonian Astronomy: A New Perspective on the Hilprecht Text (HS 229)

@article{RochbergHalton1983StellarDI,
  title={Stellar Distances in Early Babylonian Astronomy: A New Perspective on the Hilprecht Text (HS 229)},
  author={F. Rochberg-Halton},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1983},
  volume={42},
  pages={209 - 217}
}
  • F. Rochberg-Halton
  • Published 1983
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • ASTRONOMY in Mesopotamia is divided historically into a primarily schematic astronomy in the late second and early first millennia B.C., and a scientific, mathematical astronomy in the Seleucid period. The common idea that astronomy in Mesopotamia evolved from an observational to a purely computational science is not supported by extant textual sources. It remains characteristic for Babylonian astronomy that, from the earliest examples, astronomical texts deal with numerical schemata. One… CONTINUE READING
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