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Author Rochberg, Francesca, 1952-

Title In the path of the moon : Babylonian celestial divination and its legacy / by Francesca Rochberg
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 445 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Studies in ancient magic and divination, 1566-7952 ; v. 6
Ancient magic and divination ; 6
Contents Fate and divination in Mesopotamia -- New evidence for the history of astrology -- Canonicity in cuneiform texts -- The assumed 29th aḫû tablet of Enūma Anu Enlil -- TCL 6 13 : mixed traditions in late Babylonian astrology -- Benefic and malefic planets in Babylonian astrology -- Elements of the Babylonian contribution to Hellenistic astrology -- Babylonian seasonal hours -- Babylonian horoscopy : the texts and their relations -- Continuity and change in omen literature -- The Babylonian origins of the Mandaean book of the zodiac -- Scribes and scholars : the ṭupšar Enūma Anu Enlil -- Lunar data in Babylonian horoscopes -- A Babylonian rising times scheme in non-tabular astronomical texts -- Old Babylonian celestial divination -- The heavens and the gods in ancient Mesopotamia : the view from a polytheistic cosmology -- A short history of the waters above the firmament -- Periodicities and period relations in Babylonian celestial sciences -- Conditionals, inference, and possibility in ancient Mesopotamian science -- "If P, then Q" : form and reasoning in Babylonian divination -- Divine causality and Babylonian divination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Akkadian language -- Texts.
Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian.
Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian.
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian.
Horoscopes -- Iraq -- Babylonia.
Omens -- Iraq -- Babylonia.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Science -- Greece -- History.
Science -- Rome -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004183892 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9004189610 (electronic bk.)
9789004183896 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9789004189614 (electronic bk.)