Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome

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This book offers a detailed and fascinating picture of the astonishing astronomical knowledge on which the Roman calendar, traditionally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was based. This knowledge, of Mesopotamian origins, related mainly to the planetary movements and to the occurrence of eclipses in the solar system. The author explains the Numan year and cycle and illustrates clearly how astronomical phenomena exerted a powerful influence over both public and private life. A series of concise ...

Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome 2016, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319360010

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Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Rome 2014, Springer

ISBN-13: 9783319072654

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