Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Ptolemy in PerspectiveAn Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy

Ptolemy in Perspective: An Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy [Several years ago, Jean-Luc Fournet drew my attention to an unpublished astronomical papyrus which is preserved in the Library of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) in Cairo (P. Fouad 267 A). This text appeared to me at once to be an interesting document, and we decided to make a joint publication. But I was far from guessing how difficult and important it would be. At first glance I believed that we had a fragment of an ordinary commentary on Ptolemy’s Handy Tables, or a fragment of an astrological treatise explaining with an example the use of the tables. But quickly I realized that we had here something rather different, a sophisticated document which has, to our knowledge, no equivalent in the astronomical material coming from late Antiquity.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Ptolemy in PerspectiveAn Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy

Part of the Archimedes Book Series (volume 23)
Editors: Jones, Alexander
Ptolemy in Perspective — Jan 1, 2010

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/ptolemy-in-perspective-an-unpublished-astronomical-papyrus-06z3nLQue0

References (0)

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
ISBN
978-90-481-2787-0
Pages
1 –10
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2788-7_1
Publisher site
See Chapter on Publisher Site

Abstract

[Several years ago, Jean-Luc Fournet drew my attention to an unpublished astronomical papyrus which is preserved in the Library of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) in Cairo (P. Fouad 267 A). This text appeared to me at once to be an interesting document, and we decided to make a joint publication. But I was far from guessing how difficult and important it would be. At first glance I believed that we had a fragment of an ordinary commentary on Ptolemy’s Handy Tables, or a fragment of an astrological treatise explaining with an example the use of the tables. But quickly I realized that we had here something rather different, a sophisticated document which has, to our knowledge, no equivalent in the astronomical material coming from late Antiquity.]

Published: Jan 1, 2010

There are no references for this article.