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The schemata of the stars : Byzantine astronomy from A.D. 1300

Author: Σωτηρούδης, Παναγιώτης. ; E A Paschos; P Sotiroudis
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©1998.
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"Most of the knowledge of ancient Greek science survived through Byzantine codices. A short Byzantine article, extant in three manuscripts, contains advanced astronomical ideas and pre-Copernican diagrams; it presents improvements on ancient and medieval astronomy. This book includes the edited version and translation of the text and analyzes its content. It surveys the development of astronomical models from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Grēgorios Chioniadēs; Grégoire Chioniade; Grēgorios Chioniadēs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Σωτηρούδης, Παναγιώτης. ; E A Paschos; P Sotiroudis
ISBN: 9810234899 9789810234898
OCLC Number: 39747893
Language Note: Text in English and Greek on facing pages.
Description: xiv, 213 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Manuscript Tradition --
Text and Translation. The Schemata of the Stars. 1. About Motion. 2. Another Reckoning. 3. About the Spheres and the Stars Lying on Them. 4. About the Sun. 5. About the Spheres of the Moon. 6. About the Spheres of the Four Stars: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus. 7. Computation of the Sphere of Mercury. 8. About the Station and Retrogression of the Five Stars and Their Ascending Motion. 9. About the Latitude of the Stars. 10. About the Change of the Appearance (Parallax). 11. About the Change of the Appearance of the Sun. 12. About the Waxing and Waning of the Moon. 13. About the Eclipse of the Moon. 14. About the Eclipse of the Sun --
pt. II. The Diagrams --
pt. III. Analysis of the Schemata of the Stars. 1. Kinematic Principles. 2. Chioniades' Classification of the Stars and Their Motions. 3. The Model for the Spheres. 4. The Motion of the Sun. 5. The Lunar Model. 6. The Planets. 7. Mercury. 8. Description of the Stations and Retrogressions of the Five Stars.
Responsibility: E.A. Paschos, P. Sotiroudis.

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