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Geminos's Introduction to the phenomena : a translation and study of a Hellenistic survey of astronomy / James Evans and J. Lennart Berggren.

Geminus Evans, James, 1948-; Berggren, J. L c2006

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  • Title:
    Geminos's Introduction to the phenomena : a translation and study of a Hellenistic survey of astronomy / James Evans and J. Lennart Berggren.
  • Author: Geminus
  • Evans, James, 1948-; Berggren, J. L
  • Subjects: Astronomy, Greek -- Textbooks; Astronomy -- Early works to 1800
  • Uniform title: Introduction to astronomy. English
  • Imprint: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006.
  • Physical format: xviii, 325 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Notes: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
  • 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.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-315) and index.
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780691123394 (alk. paper)
    ISBN: 069112339X (alk. paper)
    LCCN: 2006049372
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