The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN Hardback
Part of the Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World series
MUL.APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the luni-solar calendar and rules for intercalation, and a short collection of celestial omens.
This book contains an introductory essay, followed by a new edition of the text and a facing-page transliteration and English translation.
Finally, the book contains a new and detailed commentary on the text.
This is a fascinating study, and an important resource for anyone interested in the history of astronomy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 246 pages, 20 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/07/2018
- Category: Classical history / classical civilisation
- ISBN: 9781138050471