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In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy (Francesca Rochberg-Halton) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2010) 9789004183896
In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy (Francesca Rochberg-Halton) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2010) 9789004183896
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Title: In the Path of the Moon: Babylonian Celestial Divination and Its Legacy

Author: Rochberg-Halton, Francesc

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004183896

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxii, 445

List Price in Cloth: $215.00 Our price: $183.50

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Celestial divination, in the form of omens from lunar, planetary, astral, and meteorological phenomena, was central to Mesopotamian cuneiform scholarship and science from the late second millennium B.C.E. into the Hellenistic period. Beyond the boundaries of ancient Mesopotamia, the ideas, texts, and traditions of Babylonian celestial divination are traceable in Hellenistic sciences and philosophies. This collection of essays investigates features of Babylonian celestial divination with special focus on those aspects that influenced later Greco-Roman astronomy, astrology, and theories of signs. A multi-faceted collection of philological, historical, and philosophical investigations, In the Path of the Moon offers Assyriologists, Classicists, and historians of ancient science a wide-ranging series of studies unified around the theme of Babylonian celestial divination's legacy.CONTENTSChapter One Fate and Divination in MesopotamiaChapter Two New Evidence for the History of AstrologyChapter Three Canonicity in Cuneiform TextsChapter Four The Assumed 29th A� Tablet of Enuma Anu EnlilChapter Five TCL 6 13: Mixed Traditions in Late Babylonian AstrologyChapter Six Benefi c and Malefi c Planets in Babylonian AstrologyChapter Seven Elements of the Babylonian Contribution to Hellenistic AstrologyChapter Eight Babylonian Seasonal HoursChapter Nine Babylonian Horoscopy: The Texts and their RelationsChapter Ten Continuity and Change in Omen LiteratureChapter Eleven The Babylonian Origins of the Mandaean Book of the ZodiacChapter Twelve Scribes and Scholars: The upar Enuma Anu EnlilChapter Thirteen Lunar Data in Babylonian HoroscopesChapter Fourteen A Babylonian Rising Times Scheme in Non-Tabular Astronomical TextsChapter Fifteen Old Babylonian Celestial DivinationChapter Sixteen The Heavens and the Gods in Ancient Mesopotamia: The View from a Polytheistic CosmologyChapter Seventeen A Short History of the Waters Above the FirmamentChapter Eighteen Periodicities and Period Relations in Babylonian Celestial SciencesChapter Nineteen Conditionals, Inference, and Possibility in Ancient Mesopotamian ScienceChapter Twenty "If P, then Q": Form and Reasoning in Babylonian DivinationChapter Twenty-One Divine Causality and Babylonian Divination
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