From the Banks of the Euphrates: Studies in Honor of Alice Louise Slotsky
Although Near Eastern languages and the history of the exact sciences are known for being obscure and deliberately arcane to general audiences, Alice Slotsky has paradoxically established her legacy by exposing these topics to a wider audience. As a visiting professor at Brown University, Slotsky has taught more students than any previous Assyriologist and successfully brought this discipline to a wider audience than previously imagined possible. This volume, with articles written by former students, as well as colleagues, pays tribute to her broad interests.
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The Goal-Year Method for Predicting Lunar Six A special type of astronomical
cuneiform tablets, the Goal-Year Texts, presents raw materials for the prediction
of planetary and lunar phenomena for a given year, called the “goal year.
(1.6) Here one must read (me+ge6) old−6months as the sum me+ge6 measured
eighteen years plus six months earlier ... Luckily, BM 37110 seems to be
concerned with finding kur by means of the Goal-Year Method, so now we have
... which must have been computed; several references to an intercalary XII2 in
year 7, which actually occurred in year 8; ... Brack-Bernsen7 showed that clever,
but computationally simple, Goal Year procedures existed for the computation of
Nevertheless, many of the discrepancies encountered appear to reflect the
insertion of data from plausible observations some Goal Year interval earlier.
Two of these intervals (seventy-one years for Jupiter and fifty-nine years for
Saturn) are ...
Against such a contemporary date, Hunger and Pingree note that (a) 150 years
separate this data from the next complete ... The second consideration has been
effectively removed by Brack-Bernsen's discovery and illumination of Goal Year ...
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The Eyes of Nefertiti
Les Lais or What Ever Became of Mesopotamian Mathematics?
House Omens in Mesopotamia and India
Anat for Nephthys A Possible Substitution in the Documents of the Ramesside Period
The Rough Draft of a NeoBabylonian Accounting Document
Mesopotamian Sexagesimal Numbers in Indian Arithmetic
In Praise of the Just
The Long Career of a Favorite Figure The apsamikku in NeoBabylonian Mathematics
A Short History of the Waters of the Firmament
Alls DUR That Ends Twr
A Commentary Text to Enūma Anu Enlil 14
A New Stone Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II
Observations on The Diffusion of Military Technology Siege Warfare in the Near East and Greece
Two Ivory Carvings from Hierakonpolis
Some Details on the Transmission of Astral Omens