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

Cleostratus of Tenedos

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_289

Flourished(Turkey), circa 500 BCE

Cleostratus is credited, along with  Eudoxus, with trying an 8-year cycle to commensurate the lunar and solar calendars. However, the claim that he invented the Greek zodiac is most probably legendary. A crater on the Moon is named Cleostratus.

Selected Reference

  1. Huxley, George. L. (1963). “Studies in the Greek Astronomers: II, A Fragment of Cleostratus of Tenedos.” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 4: 97–99.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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