The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN, Hardback Book


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.




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