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The Continued Relevance of MUL.APIN in Late Babylonian Astronomy

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The astronomical compendium MUL.APIN was composed sometime before the seventh century BC and is known from many copies dating between the Neo-Assyrian and the Seleucid period. In this paper I argue that MUL.APIN continued to be read and understood throughout this period, and that there was still an active tradition of astronomy founded upon MUL.APIN until the end of cuneiform astronomy.

Corresponding author: John Steele, Egyptology and Assyriology, Brown University, Providence, USA, E-mail:


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Published Online: 2020-09-25
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