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Astronomy, weather, and calendars in the ancient world : parapegmata and related texts in classical and Near-Eastern societies

Author: Daryn Lehoux
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Dissertation: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Toronto, 1996.
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This book explains the popular instruments and texts (parapegmata) used in antiquity for astronomical weather prediction.

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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daryn Lehoux
ISBN: 9781107404779 1107404770
OCLC Number: 827866694
Language Note: Includes texts in Greek and Latin with translations into English.
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xiv, 566 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Parapegmata and astrometeorology: 1. The rain in Attica falls mainly under Sagitta; 2. Spelt and spica; 3. De signis; 4. When is thirty days not a month?; 5. Calendars, weather, and stars in Babylon; 6. Egyptian astrometeorology; 7. Conclusion --
pt. II. Sources: Catalogue of extant parapegmata; Extant parapegmata : texts and translations.
Responsibility: Daryn Lehoux.

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'This is the first monograph on parapegmata in some time and the most comprehensive to date. ... Lehoux has provided [an] exhaustive study ... with an engaging discussion of the historical and Read more...

 
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