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Astronomy in the Greeek, Hellenic

and Latin civilisations

 

The Greek and Hellenic civilisation grecque bequeathed to us:

* the developped conception of celestial sphere;

* the formalisation into constellations with their mythology and some stars and planets names

* a marvellous astral mythology

 

The Romans practised the Greek texts but traduced fex of them. They gave us nevertheless some star and planet names

 

 

 

Farnese Atlas, a Romand copy of an Greek sculpture of the 1st c. AD

 

Files avialables on URANOS site

Mesopotamian constellations taken up by Greek astronomy (in French)

 

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