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Geminos's Introduction to the phenomena : a translation and study of a Hellenistic survey of astronomy

Author: James Evans; John L Berggren; Geminus.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [u.a.] : Princeton Univ. Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the "Introduction to the Phenomena", Geminos provided a clear view of Greek astronomy in the period between Hipparchos and Ptolemy. This book, an English translation of Geminos' work, is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
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Early works to 1800
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Named Person: Geminos.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Evans; John L Berggren; Geminus.
ISBN: 069112339X 9780691123394
OCLC Number: 266488827
Description: XVIII, 325 S. : graph. Darst.
Contents: List of Illustrations ix List of Tables xiii Preface xv INTRODUCTION 1 1. Significance of Geminos's Introduction to the Phenomena 2 2. Geminos's Other Works 3 3. On "The Phenomena" in Greek Astronomy 4 4. The Greek Genre of Astronomical Surveys 8 5. Geminos's Sources for His Introduction 12 6. Geminos's Country and Date 15 7. Geminos and the Stoics 23 8. Geminos on Astronomical Instruments and Models 27 9. Geminos on Mathematical Genres 43 10. Reality and Representation in Greek Astronomy 49 11. Heliacal Risings and Settings 58 12. Astronomical Applications of Arithmetic Progressions 73 13. Lunar and Lunisolar Cycles 82 14. On the Text and Translation 101 Introduction to the Phenomena: TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY I. On the Circle of the Signs 113 II. Aspects of the Zodiacal Signs 125 III. On the Constellations 137 Geminos's Stars and Constellations: A Supplement to Chapter III 140 IV. On the Axis and the Poles 146 V. The Circles on the Sphere 149 VI. On Day and Night 161 VII. On the Risings of the 12 Signs 169 VIII. On Months 175 IX. On Phases of the Moon 186 X. On the Eclipse of the Sun 189 XI. On the Eclipse of the Moon 191 XII. That the Planets Make the Movement Opposite to That of the Cosmos 195 XIII. On Risings and Settings 200 XIV. On the Paths of the Fixed Stars 205 XV. Concerning the Zones on Earth 208 XVI. On Geographical Regions 210 XVII. On Weather Signs from the Stars 217 XVIII. On the Exeligmos 227 Parapegma 231 FRAGMENTS 1 AND 2, FROM GEMINOS'S OTHER WORKS Fragment 1. From Geminos's Philokalia: Geminos on the Classification of the Mathematical Sciences 243 Fragment 2. From Geminos's Concise Exposition of the Meteorology of Poseidonios: Geminos on the Relation of Astronomy to Physics 250 REFERENCE MATERIALS Appendix 1. Textual Notes to Geminos's Introduction to the Phenomena 257 Appendix 2. The Geminos Parapegma 275 Appendix 3. Glossary of Technical Terms in Geminos's Introduction to the Phenomena 291 Appendix 4. Index of Persons Mentioned by Geminos 301 Bibliography 303 Index 317
Other Titles: Elementa astronomiae
Responsibility: James Evans and J. Lennart Berggren.

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