Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Sphujidhvaja

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_1304

Flourished(India), third century

Sphujidhvaja’s Yavanajātaka, a poetic version of  Yavaneśvara’s circa 150 work translated from the Greek, is the best surviving evidence for transmission of Hellenistic astronomy to India.

Selected Reference

  1. Pingree, David (1978). The Yavanajātaka of Sphujidhvaja. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA