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Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome

Author: Leonardo Magini
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Springer, 2015.
Series: Space and Society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a detailed and fascinating picture of the astonishing astronomical knowledge on which the Roman calendar, traditionally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 BC), was based. This knowledge, of Mesopotamian origins, related mainly to the planetary movements and to the occurrence of eclipses in the solar system. The author explains the Numan year and cycle and illustrates clearly how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Magini
ISBN: 9783319072661 3319072668 9783319072654 331907265X
OCLC Number: 903243847
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: From the Contents: The Beginning of Astronomical Time and the Feriae Martis --
The Numan Year, the Romulean Year and the Feriale antiquissimum --
The Names of Etruscan and Roman Months --
The Numan Cycle --
The Numan Year and Cycle, and the Motion of the Moon --
The Numan Cycle and the Movements of the Sun, the Moon and Venus --
The Solar New Year on March 8 or 9 --
The Movements of the Moon and Venus and the Language of Myth.
Series Title: Space and Society
Responsibility: by Leonardo Magini.

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This book offers a detailed and fascinating picture of the astonishing astronomical knowledge on which the Roman calendar, traditionally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.),  Read more...

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