Geminos's Introduction to the Phenomena: A Translation and Study of a Hellenistic Survey of Astronomy

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Princeton University Press, 29 d’oct. 2006 - 325 pàgines
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"Evans and Berggren have produced a work that should be on the shelves of all students and scholars interested in the history of early astronomy. Because of the appeal of Geminos's text, this translation will provide a very valuable resource for teaching the history of astronomy and cosmology, as well as early science more generally. The translation is clear, the scholarly apparatus authoritative, and the commentary will serve the needs and interests of a wide range of readers."--Liba Taub, Director & Curator, Whipple Museum, and Reader, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University

"Evans and Berggren have provided both the specialist historian and the general scholar and reader with everything they might need to profit from the text. The introduction has a judicious discussion of the history of the book and its author, its place in the history of astronomy, its intended audience, and the general conceptual framework that it assumes. And the translators have done a splendid job of finding accurate English equivalents of the Greek terms and phrases."--Alexander Jones, University of Toronto

"Everything about this book is excellent. The translation is a model of clarity and the notes to each section explain the text in detail, both technically and historically. The extensive introduction is, by itself, the most detailed account to date of many, perhaps most, of the subjects treated by Geminos. The book will be of use and interest to everyone curious about ancient science, from the student to the specialist. Evans and Berggren have done such an excellent job in every way, their knowledge of the subject is so complete, that I can only admire their work and recommend it as exemplary."--Noel M. Swerdlow, University of Chicago

 

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1 Significance Of Geminoss Introduction To The Phenomena
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2 Geminoss Other Works
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3 On the Phenomena In Greek Astronomy
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4 The Greek Genre Of Astronomical Surveys
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5 Geminoss Sources For His Introduction
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6 Geminoss Country And Date
15
7 Geminos And The Stoics
23
8 Geminos On Astronomical Instruments And Models
27
V The Circles on the Sphere
149
VI On Day and Night
161
VII On the Risings of the 12 Signs1
169
VIII On Months
175
IX On Phases of the Moon
186
X On the Eclipse of the Sun
189
XI On the Eclipse of the Moon
191
XII That the Planets Make the Movement Opposite to That of the Cosmos
195

9 Geminos On Mathematical Genres
43
10 Reality And Representation In Greek Astronomy Hypotheses and Phenomena
49
11 Heliacal Risings And Settings
58
12 Astronomical Applications Of Arithmetic Progressions
73
13 Lunar And Lunisolar Cycles
82
14 On The Text And Translation Editions and Translations of Geminos
101
Translation And Commentary
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I On the Circle of the Signs
113
II Aspects of the Zodiacal Signs
125
III On the Constellations
137
IV On the Axis and the Poles
146
XIII On Risings and Settings1
200
XIV On the Paths of the Fixed Stars
205
XV Concerning the Zones on Earth
208
XVI On Geographical Regions1
210
XVII On Weather Signs from the Stars
217
XVIII On the Exeligmos
227
Fragments 1 and 2 from Geminoss Other Works
241
From Geminoss Philokalia Geminos on the Classification of the Mathematical Sciences
243
From Geminoss Concise Exposition of the Meteorology of Poseidonios Geminos on the Relation of Astronomy to Physics
250
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James Evans is codirector of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Puget Sound. J. Lennart Berggren is Professor of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University.

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