Book ID: CBB548256910

The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN (2018)


Hunger, Hermann (Author)
Steele, John M. (Author)


Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 246
Language: English

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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Authors & Contributors
Steele, John M.
Wenan, Chen
Meccanico, Leonzio
Sirirat Somchuea
Sanhanat Deesamutara
Esteban O. Lavilla
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Nabu Press
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
World Scientific Publishing Co.
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Hempen Verlag
Critical editions
Celestial maps; star catalogs
Primary literature (historical sources)
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Schneider, Johann Gottlob Theaenus
Blake, John Frederick
Peurbach, Georg von
Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir
Robert of Chester
Time Periods
16th century
15th century
Early modern
Middle and Near East
Rome (Italy)

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