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Ioannes Philoponus

De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigung

[On The Use Of The Astrolabe And Its Manufacture]

Ed. by Stückelberger, Alfred

Series:Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana

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    Publication Date:
    December 2014
    Copyright year:
    2015
    ISBN
    978-3-11-040276-6
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    Aims and Scope

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger’s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied by a German translation, explanations, and illustrations.

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    xi, 93 pages
    Language:
    Greek, German
    Type of Publication:
    Edition
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    Readership:
    All those interested in ancient Greek literature, history, astronomy, medieval studies, history of science.

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    Reviews

    "Stückelberger’s edition and translation appear more reliable and closer to the Greek text [...]. Stückelberger provides a very compact access without much information on author, text, and context [...]. Their rich bibliographies are helpful, even to learn more about the French and German research traditions. Both volumes constitute valuable tools for historians of science and of scientific instruments as well as for all interested in late antiquity."
    Petra G. Schmidl in: Journal for the History of Astronomy 47(4)

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