© 1975

A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy

Part of the Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (HISTORY, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XXIII-XXIII
    2. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 1-18
    3. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 19-343
    4. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 345-555
  3. The Almagest and its Direct Predecessors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 557-568
    3. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 569-776
  4. Book II: Babylonian Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 1059-1457
    3. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 380-473
    4. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 474-540
    5. Otto Neugebauer
      Pages 541-555

About this book


From the reviews:

"This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensiveness and common sense are two of the most important. Neugebauer has studied profoundly every relevant text in Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, and Latin, no matter how fragmentary; [...] With the combination of mathematical rigor and a sober sense of the true nature of the evidence, he has penetrated the astronomical and the historical significance of his material. [...] His work has been and will remain the most admired model for those working with mathematical and astronomical texts.

D. Pingree in Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1977

"... a work that is a landmark, not only for the history of science, but for the history of scholarship. HAMA [History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy] places the history of ancient Astronomy on a entirely new foundation. We shall not soon see its equal.

N.M. Swerdlow in Historia Mathematica, 1979


Altertum /Naturwissenschaften Apollonius Astronomie History History of Mathematics astronomy history of scholarship history of science

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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