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

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