L'Astronomie égyptienne: depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'a la fin de I'époque Alexandrine

Abstract

THE author of this work explains in his preface that, in view of the non-existence up to the present of any book treating of the different branches of the ancient Egyptian astronomy in detail, his object is to make good the deficiency. A special feature is an attempt to give the whole of the evidence on the subject which is to be found in Greek writers; to this end M. Antoniadi has copied and translated all the most important passages from those authors that he has been able to find in the Biblioth Nationale at Paris. Accordingly, we are given multitudes of passages translated from Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Strabo, Diodorus Siculus, Lucian, Dion Cassius, Diogenes Laertius, Hippolytus, Clement of Alexandria, Eusebius, the Emperor Julian, Porphyry, Simplicius, Proclus, Horapollon, Hermes Trismegistus, Stobaeus, to say nothing of Latin authors, Cicero, Pliny, Seneca, Macrobius and Censorinus.

L'Astronomie égyptienne: depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'a la fin de I'époque Alexandrine.

E. -M. Antoniadi. Pp. xi + 157 + 7 plates. (Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Cie, 1934.) 40 francs.

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