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Almagest (ALMAGEST 7/1)

Almagest, International journal for the History of Scientific Ideas, 2016/1
The Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism

319 p., 160 x 240 mm, 2016
Ref.: 04010366
Languages: English
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This special edition of the Almagest journal investigates the surviving text inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism. The structure of the mechanism and the history of the reading of the inscriptions are briefly reviewed. The methods used by the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project to image the inscriptions - computed tomography and polynomial textual mapping - are outlined. The layout of the inscriptions is described, and the dimensions of the mechanism deduced to allow the space available for inscriptions to be estimated. General conventions and notations are provided for the presentation of the inscriptions.

Table of Contents

The Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism

1. General Preface to the Publication of the Inscriptions

Authors: : M. Allen, W. Ambrisco, M. Anastasiou, D. Bate, Y. Bitsakis, A. Crawley, M.G. Edmunds, D. Gelb, R. Hadland, P. Hockley, A. Jones, T. Malzbender, X. Moussas, A. Ramsey, J.H. Seiradakis, J. M. Steele, A.Tselikas and M. Zafeiropoulou.

2. Historical Background and General Observations

Author: A. Jones

3. The Front Dial and Parapegma Inscriptions

Authors: Y. Bitsakis and A. Jones

4. The Back Dial and Back Plate Inscriptions

Authors: M. Anastasiou, Y. Bitsakis, A. Jones, J. M. Steele and M. Zafeiropoulou

5. The Back Cover Inscription

Authors: Y. Bitsakis and A. Jones

6. The Front Cover Inscription

Authors: M. Anastasiou, Y. Bitsakis, A. Jones, X. Moussas, A.Tselikas and M. Zafeiropoulou.

Review

“(…) fondamentale lavoro (…)” (Anna Toscano, in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2017.03.11)

Interest Classification:
Sciences & Technology
Science
History of Science
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : local & regional history
Balkans & Near East

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