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

Author: Geminus.; James Evans; J L Berggren
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first complete English translation of Geminos's Introduction to the Phenomena - one of the most important and interesting astronomical works of its type to have survived from Greek antiquity. Gracefully and charmingly written, Geminos's first-century-BC textbook for beginning students of astronomy can now be read straight through with understanding and enjoyment by a wider audience than ever before.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Textbooks
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geminus.; James Evans; J L Berggren
ISBN: 069112339X 9780691123394
OCLC Number: 70232402
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: xviii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Significance of Geminos's Introduction to the phenomena --
Geminos's other works --
On "The phenomena" in Greek astronomy --
The Greek genre of astronomical surveys --
Geminos's sources for his Introduction --
Geminos's country and date --
Geminos and the Stoics --
Geminos on astronomical instruments and models --
Geminos on mathematical genres --
Reality and representation in Greek astronomy --
Heliacal risings and settings --
Astronomical applications of arithmetic progressions --
Lunar and lunisolar cycles --
On the text and translation --
Introduction to the phenomena : translation and commentary. On the circle of the signs --
Aspects of the zodiacal signs --
On the constellations --
Geminos's stars and constellations : a supplement to chapter III --
On the axis and the poles --
The circles on the sphere --
On day and night --
On the risings of the 12 signs --
On months --
On phases of the moon --
On the eclipse of the sun --
On the eclipse of the moon --
That the planets make the movement opposite to that of the cosmos --
On risings and settings --
On the paths of the fixed stars --
Concerning the zones on Earth --
On geographical regions --
On weather signs from the stars --
On the Exeligmos --
Parapēgma --
Fragments 1 and 2, from Geminos's other works. Fragment 1. From Geminos's Philokalia : Geminos on the classification of the mathematical sciences --
Fragment 2. From Geminos's Concise exposition of the meteorology of Poseidōnios : Geminos on the relation of astronomy to physics.
Other Titles: Introduction to astronomy.
Responsibility: James Evans and J. Lennart Berggren.
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