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Scaffolding of Our Thoughts: Essays on Assyriology and the History of Science in Honor of Francesca Rochberg (C Jay Crisostomo) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004363373
Scaffolding of Our Thoughts: Essays on Assyriology and the History of Science in Honor of Francesca Rochberg (C Jay Crisostomo) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004363373
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Title: Scaffolding of Our Thoughts: Essays on Assyriology and the History of Science in Honor of Francesca Rochberg

Author: Crisostomo, C Jay

Additional Authors or Contributors: Eduardo A. Escobar, Terri Tanaka, Niek Veldhuis (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004363373

Volumes: 1; Pages: 456

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Francesca Rochberg has for more than thirty-five years been a leading figure in the study of ancient science. Her foundational insights on the concepts of "science," "canon," "celestial divination," "knowledge," "gods," and "nature" in cuneiform cultures have demanded continual contemplation on the tenets and assumptions that underlie the fields of Assyriology and the History of Science.

"The Scaffolding of Our Thoughts" honors this luminary with twenty essays, each reflecting on aspects of her work. Following an initial appraisal of ancient "science" by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, the contributions in the first half explore practices of knowledge in Assyriological sources. The second half of the volume focuses specifically on astronomical and astrological spheres of knowledge in the Ancient Mediterranean.

Contents

Where Next for "Ancient Science?", By: G.E.R. Lloyd

Crow Omens in Mesopotamia By: Ann Kessler Guinan

Old Signs in New Dress? On the Meaning of Inanna's Symbol as Sign and "Presence" in Early Babylonian Divination By: Abraham Winitzer

Material, Constellation, Image, God: The Fate of the Chosen Bull According to kar 50 and Duplicates By: Alan Lenzi

A Late Babylonian Compilation Concerning Ritual Timing and Materia Medica By: Matthew Rutz

bm 40187: A Birthnote for Two Named Individuals By: M. Willis Monroe

Converging Fortunes?Links between Celestial and Intestinal Divination By: Ulla Koch

Sumerian Divination By: C. Jay Crisostomo

The Form and History of a Babylonian Prayer to Nab�, By: Tzvi Abusch

Translation in The Elevation of I tar By: Niek Veldhuis

Judean Scribalism, Documentary Epistemology, and the Name isrl

By: Jeffrey L. Cooley

Dating eae. When was the Astrological Series Enuma Anu Ellil Created? By: Nils P. Heessel

Bricoleurs in Babylonia: The Scribes of Enuma Anu Enlil By: Eduardo A. Escobar and Laurie E. Pearce

The Date of the Accession of Nabonidus to the Throne of Babylon: A Reappraisal of the Evidence By: Grant Frame

Intercalary Months in Achaemenid Elamite Administrative Documents from Persepolis By: Matthew W. Stolper

The Importance of Experts: Agents in the Transfer of Astral Knowledge between Hellenistic Mesopotamia and the Greek-speaking World By: Zo� Misiewicz

Diodorus on the Chaldeans By: Alexander Jones and John Steele

Observing Eclipses: An Optical Question in Problemata 15.11 By: Alan C. Bowen

Chaldeans on the Nile: Two Egyptian Astronomical Procedure Texts with Babylonian Systems A1 and A2 for Mercury By: Mathieu Ossendrijver and Andreas Winkler

Clever Machines and the Gods Who Make Them The Antikythera Mechanism and the Ancient Imagination By: Daryn Lehoux

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