By Francesca Rochberg
Interpretations of heavenly phenomena as indicators of the long run was once a Mesopotamian culture of significant antiquity. The perform of Babylonian celestial divination, spanning a interval from ca. 1800 B.C. to Hellenistic occasions, is understood within the kind of celestial omens portending the lifetime of the king and the steadiness of the kingdom. rising for the 1st time within the 5th century B.C., horoscopes replicate the appliance of the precise and perform of celestial divination to the lifetime of the person. this can be the 1st whole version of the extant cuneiform horoscopes--with transcription and philological and astronomical statement. it's the first research to supply a scientific description of the records as a definable classification of Babylonian astronomical/astrological texts.
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1. Position in the Ecliptic A solar position in the ecliptic is provided in all horoscopes except the two fifth century examples,Texts 1 and 2. Among the rest of the texts, two groups may be defined in terms of the sequence of solar and lunar longitudes. The texts from Babylon give the lunar longitude first, then immediatelyfollowing, the solar. The Uruk horoscopes (Texts 5, 9, 10 and duplicate 11, and 16) all give the solar longitude immediately before the lunar, and in the case of Texts 5, 9, and 10, the solar position is given in degreesof the sign.
7? 1? 248? CD 24? o 9? -Amodem) 00 +2? 5? 3? 1? 1? 0? 0? 1? 8? 5? 1? 2? 8? 2? Note that in Texts 16b and 27, the position of the moon indicatesa one day,suggestingthatour datafor the first of approximately discrepancy of month is the incorrect. A slash indicatesan absenceof datafor the planet. , that it wasnot closeenoughto the time designated by the text, or that our data for the length of the month is in error by one day. Butapartfromsuchschemeswe know of no othersourcefor obtaininglongitudesexpressedin degreesper sign.
Amodem) 00 +2? 5? 3? 1? 1? 0? 0? 1? 8? 5? 1? 2? 8? 2? Note that in Texts 16b and 27, the position of the moon indicatesa one day,suggestingthatour datafor the first of approximately discrepancy of month is the incorrect. A slash indicatesan absenceof datafor the planet. , that it wasnot closeenoughto the time designated by the text, or that our data for the length of the month is in error by one day. Butapartfromsuchschemeswe know of no othersourcefor obtaininglongitudesexpressedin degreesper sign.