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Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran although highly technical and not as wide-ranging as the title suggests, is of interest: the author maintains that Babylonian astronomy and astrology were mediated to India not thru Iran but thru the Greeks. There was a rather confused Roman tradition connecting Romulus, the founder of Rome, with solar eclipses: the three very different main versions are found in Dio and two works by Plutarch. I've tried to untangle it all, by way of footnotes to each text. These notes are all cross-linked, so you may as well start with the one in Dio . In the English-speaking world, the eclipse-dependent date of the battle of Pydna is usually given as June 21, 168 B.C. ; in Europe, agreement tends to be in favor of September 3, 172 B.C. This note of mine, squirreled away in Plutarch's Life of Aemilius , is long enough to be a journal article — I suppose I should work it up into a separate page — and explains why I side with the Europeans. Caelum Antiquum • Astronomy and Astrology in Antiquity
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