Studies of Occidental Constellations and Star Names to the Classical Period: An Annotated Bibliography

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Astronomy

(a) Bibliographic and similar resources

1. Astronomer Robert H. van Gent's marvelous web site page listing extensive resources for history of astronomy research on the web:

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/astrobib/astrobib.htm

2. Astronomer Robert H. van Gent's comprehensive bibliography on Mesopotamian astronomy and astrology:

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/babylon/babybibl.htm

3. Extensive bibliography by Nathan Sivin on the sciences in ancient China (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~nsivin/nakbib.html

4. Extensive annotated bibliography by Nathan Sivin on ancient Chinese astronomy and astrology (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~nsivin/astro.html

5. Extensive bibliography on the Maya (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.pauahtun.org/mayabib.html

6. Complete bibliographic file-card index compiled and used by Otto Neugebauer (and containing thousands of references) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.philoscience.unibe.ch/docuserver/echo/projekte/neugebauer/index.html

7. Comprehensive bibliography on Australian Aboriginal astronomy by the astrophysicist Ray Norris:

http://www.atnf.csiro.au/research/AboriginalAstronomy/Literature.htm

8. Excellent detailed Graeco-Roman constellation catalogue by Alun Salt (still under development but expected to be completed during 2010):

http://alunsalt.com/

9. Excellent French educational site URANOS (established by academics) on the origin and history of Western and non-Western constellations, star names, and sky lore:

http://www.uranos.fr/index.htm

10. Superb web site page by Joseph Leichter containing a huge range of links to PDF files of rare books and other material related to the history of ancient astronomy:

http://wilbourhall.org/

11. Extensive and well illustrated website on the history of Chinese astronomy by Marilyn Shea (2007):

http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/astronomy/index.html#1

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(b) Online books and similar

13. A (PDF file) copy of the rare landmark book Astronomisches aus Babylon by Joseph Epping and Johann Strassmaier (1889); at University of Michigan:

http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bibperm?q1=AGG7825

and also at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/astronomischesa00stragoog

14. A (PDF) copy of Franz Kugler's Die babylonische Mondrechnung (1900); a monumental rediscovery of Babylonian lunar theory

http://www.archive.org/details/diebabylonische00stragoog

15. (A (PDF) copy of Franz Kugler's Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babel (1907); a monumental rediscovery of Babylonian planetary theory:

 http://www.archive.org/details/sternkundeundst00kuglgoog

16. A (PDF file) copy of The Astronomy of the Bible by Edward Maunder (1908) available through the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/astronomyofbible00maunrich

http://www.archive.org/details/theastronomyofth00maunuoft

17. A copy (PDF file) of Ptolemy's Catalogue of Stars by Christian Peters and Eduard Knobel (1915) available through the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/ptolemyscataloqu00ptoluoft

18. A (PDF file) copy of the excellent doctoral thesis Parapegmata by Daryn Lehoux (2000); made available at the National Library of Canada:

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/NQ53766.pdf

19. A (PDF file) copy of Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum, Part XXXIII (1912) which contains copies of important astronomical tablets, including star calendars:

http://www.etana.org/abzu/coretext.pl?RC=17082

http://library.case.edu/digitalcase/datastreamListing.aspx?PID=ksl/:bmc3300 (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return)

20. Ian Ridpath's web page that includes sample material from his 1988 book "Star Tales":

http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/contents.htm

21. Copy of the booklet The Astronomical Knowledge of the Maori by Elsdon Best (1922), and his other publications in HTML format:

http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/kete/taonga/taonga.html

22. Bill Thayer's online text of the 1963 reprint of Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning by Richard Allen:

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Topics/astronomy/_Texts/secondary/ALLSTA/home.html

23. The Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) has made all volumes comprising the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (a mine of information on Babylonian constellations) freely available for download in PDF format:

http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/cad/

24. A PDF copy of The Phainomena or 'Heavenly Display' of Aratos: Done into English Verse by Robert Brown Junior (1885) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/phainomenaorhea00aratgoog

25. A PDF copy of the rare booklet The Names of the Stars and Constellations Compiled from the Latin, Greek, and Arabic: with Their Derivations and Meanings by William Higgins (1882) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/namesstarsandco00higggoog

26. A PDF copy of Primitive Time Reckoning by Martin Nilsson (1920) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/primitivetimerec00nilsrich

27. Excellent website by Felice Stoppa dedicated to the Atlas Coelestis (and interesting links page):

http://www.atlascoelestis.com

http://www.atlascoelestis.com/link.htm

28. A PDF copy of the excellent 2008 (French-language) PhD thesis, Conception d'un modèle de visibilité d'étoile à l'oeil nu. Application à l'identification des décans égyptiens, by Karine Gadre:

http://thesesups.ups-tlse.fr/424/1/Gadre_Karine.pdf

29. PDF copies of 6 of the 7 parts of the now very rare Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babel (1907-1924) by Franz Kugler at the Internet Archive. (SSB, Ergan. 3 (1935) by Johann Schaumberger in not yet available.):

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=franz xaver kugler sternkunde

30. Retyped PDF e-book, Le Origines de L'Astronomie by Léopold de Saussure (comprising a series of his articles in T'oung Pao, from 1909 to 1922):

http://www.chineancienne.fr/début-20e-s/saussure-les-origines-de-l-astronomie-chinoise/

31. Retyped PDF e-book, Le Système Astronomique de Chinois Léopold de Saussure (comprising a multi-part article in Archives des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles, from 1919 to 1920) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.chineancienne.fr/début-20e-s/saussure-le-système-astronomique-des-chinois/

32. Webpage for component parts of Linda Therkorn's 2004 doctoral thesis, Landscaping the Powers of Darkness and Light, setting out her Muggenburg pit-zodiac theory (to access search on Therkorn/therkorn):

http://dare.uva.nl/auteur/therkorn, 11.

or (see link at bottom of page)

http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/content/t/h/l.l.therkorn/l.l.therkorn.html

33. Downloadable PDF files comprising the 2010, PhD thesis, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi and his book of the fixed stars: a journey of re-discovery by Ihsan Hafez (the first English translation of al-Sufi's star atlas):

http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/28854/

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(c) Online articles

35. Bradley Schaefer's web page with his fascinating paper (and other material) on the results of his recent analysis of the constellations on the Farnese Atlas:

http://www.phys.lsu.edu/farnese/

36. A copy of the detailed 1987 (English-language) paper by Vladimiro Valerio on the constellations depicted on the Farnese Atlas, which appeared in Der Globusfreund (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.coronelli.org/farnese/

37. Astronomer Dennis Duke's interesting collection of links to discussions and photographs of the Farnese globe, Mainz globe, and Kugel globe:

http://www.csit.fsu.edu/~dduke/farnese

38. A (PDF file) copy of the article "Understanding Planets in Ancient Mesopotamia" by Enn Kasak and Raul Veede in Folklore, Volume 16, 2001:

http://haldjas.folklore.ee/folklore/vol16/planets.pdf

39. Excellent web site of physicist Dennis Duke containing (PDF file) copies of his recent articles on the history of ancient astronomy:

http://www.csit.fsu.edu/~dduke

40. "The Constellations on Archilles' Shield (Iliad 18.485-489" by Robert Hannah in Electronic Antiquity:

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ElAnt/V2N4/hannah.html

41. "Three Archaic Egyptian Constellations used as Seasonal Markers?" by the archaeologist J. D. Degreef:

http://www.catchpenny.org/thoth/3arch.htm

42. Excellent (PDF) lengthy article on Ancient Egyptian Astronomy by Gerald Dobek (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.nmc.edu/science-math/Astronomy/AST109 Class Page/Egypt.pdf

43. Interesting article by Philip Mozel on the history of the constellation Pegasus (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.artsci.gmcc.ab.ca/people/aaquisto/astronomy/essays/PegasusPaper/Pegasus.htm

44. Interesting article by David Ross on the antiquity of the cross in Cygnus:

http://www.twcac.org/onlinehorizon/cross.htm

45. PDF article by John Morieson on Australian Aboriginal astronomy (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://bdas.fastmail.fm/astronomers/JohnMorieson/documents/World_Archaeological_Congress.pdf

46. Lengthy (83 pages) PDF article "Ancient Egyptian Astronomy" by Gerald Dobek (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.nmc.edu/science-math/Astronomy/AST109Class Page/Egypt.pdf

47. Excellent web site on the Dunhuang star chart (the oldest extant star chart):

http://irfu.cea.fr/Sap/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast.php?t=actu&id_ast=2615

48. PDF copy of the excellent article "From Mesopotamia to Greece: to the Origin of Semitic and Greek Star Names" by Lara Bobrova and Alexander Militarev (1991):

http://knp.prs.heacademy.ac.uk/downloads/bobrova_gms3.pdf

49. PDF copy of Bartel van der Waerden's excellent article "History of the Zodiac" (1953):

http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/96412/files/CERN-ARCH-PMC-06-353.pdf

50. PDF copy of Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin's article "Origines iraniennes et babyloniennes de la nomenclature astral" (1986) (Note: Defunct from May 19 2011, but it may return):

http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/crai_0065-0536_1986_num_130_2_14370

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(d) Online journals

52. Open access to early copies of Centaurus (from Volume 1 (1950) to Volume 24 (1980)) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://tidsskrift.kb.dk/centaurus/index.pl

53. Open access to early copies of Babyloniaca, études de philologie assyro-babylonienne which contain interesting articles on ancient astronomy:

http://name.umdl.umich.edu/ACG1616

54. The early volumes (Volume 1, 1892 to Volume 62, 1953) of The Journal of the Polynesian Society which are an important source of articles on Oceanic star names and constellations:

http://www.jps.auckland.ac.nz/browse.php

55.Open access to Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete (Currently Vol.1 (1886) - 44 (1938)) which contain numerous articles on Mesopotamian astronomy:

http://menadoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/dmg/periodical/structure/2374

56.Open access to Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft (Currently Vol.1 (1847) - 155 (2005), annuals, and supplements) which contain numerous articles on ancient astronomy:

http://menadoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/dmg/periodical/structure/2327

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(e) Web site on pronunciation of constellation and star names

60. Steven Gibson's web site on Western star names and their definitions:

http://www.ras.ucalgary.ca/~gibson/starnames/

61. Web page on constellation and asterism pronunciation by Lisa Emerson (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.dischord.net/astro/pronuns/c.php

62. A (PDF file) copy of "Constellations and Star Names: A Handbook of Pronunciations," by the American linguist Linnea Lagerquist (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.sdaa.org/Docs/ConstellationStarNames.pdf

63. Bruce Perrault's web page on the pronunciation of constellation names:

http://www.perr.com/constellation.html

64. Lynne Stockman's web page on (Un)Common Star Names:

http://www.obliquity.com/skyeye/misc/name.html

65. Jordanian Astronomical Society web site containing an extensive listing and detailed explanation of Arabic Star Names:

http://www.jas.org.jo/

66. Web site with detailed pronunciation guide on both constellation and key star names:

http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/pronunciation_guide.html

67. The detailed Belmont Society guide to pronouncing constellation names (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.belmontnc.4dw.net/const.htm

68. Aaron Clevenson's comprehensive web page on pronunciation of constellation names and star names:

http://www.astronomyclub.org/learn/Say_What.htm

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(f) Websites on the history of constellations and star names

71. Daniel Marín's excellent and very extensive, but sometimes speculative, (Spanish-language) web site on the history of the constellations:

http://www.danielmarin.es/hdc/index.html

72. The sole location for Hope Anthony's uncompleted project "A Guide To Ancient Near Eastern Astronomy":

http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/archeo/outside/aneastro.html

73. Joanne Conman's web site which has several of her articles on Egyptian constellations and star names (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://home.maine.rr.com/imyunnut/Index.html

74. Astronomer Jim Kaler's extensive (and expanding) web site which contains extensive information on constellations and individual stars:

http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~kaler/sow/sow.html

75. Article (in Spanish) by Luz Antequera Congregado identifying Paleolithic Period constellations in the Lascaux Cave (France):

http://www.luzantequeracongregado.com/index.lascaux.htm

76. Articles by Michael Rappenglüeck identifying Paleolithic Period constellations in the Lascaux Cave (France), and also in the Cueva di El Castillo (Spain), are accessible at his extensive web site:

http://www.infis.org

77. Jim Fuchs interesting web site "Modern Constellations" (formerly "Filling the Sky" which has a focus on the history of the modern constellations:

http://modernconstellations.com/index.html

78. Lengthy web page on Indian star names:

http://tanmoy.tripod.com/naksatra.html

79. Web page enabling access to Sun Xiaochun's excellent articles on ancient Chinese constellations and star maps:

http://www.ihns.ac.cn/members/xiaochun/04.publications.html

80. Extensive University of Oklahoma (History of Science) web site on the history of the constellations:

http://hsci.cas.ou.edu/exhibits/exhibit.php?exbgrp=3&exbid=20&exbpg=0

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(g) History of astronomy web sites

84. Extensive "History of Astronomy" website created by Wolfgang Dick:

http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/astoria.html

85. Extensive and excellent web site on the history of astronomy titled Starry Messenger:

http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/starry/index.html

86. Excellent web site by Manoochehr Arian on aspects of early astronomy:

http://www.jamejamshid.com

87. The Star Catalogue of Ptolemy (the earliest extant star catalogue): (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://astro.isi.edu/reference/almagest.html

88. Pictures illustrating Egyptian astronomy (part of web site on ancient astronomy established by Professor Alexander Jones, University of Toronto, for students) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~ajones/cla206/egypt.html

89. Excellent and well illustrated 84 slide (PDF) presentation on ancient astronomy (including speculation on Paleolithic astronomy) by Howard Pomerantz, De Anza College:

http://voyager.deanza.fhda.edu/~howardp/AncientAstronomyLecture1-8OCT04.pdf

90. Excellent 25 slide presentation (by Anon) on early astronomy in Mesopotamia and Egypt (Note: Now requires user name and password for access):

http://www.astro.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/huette/himmel/kap3.pdf

91. Comprehensive bibliography on the history of astronomy in Korea by Jun Yong Hoon (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://chama.fltr.ucl.ac.be/chama2/biblio_east.htm

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(h) Mesopotamian astronomy

95. Excellent web site established by the British Museum on the astronomers of ancient Babylon:

http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/astronomer/indxmain.html

96. Excellent website by Henry Zee dedicated to an extensive astronomical analysis of the Astronomical Diaries:

http://www.caeno.org

97. Excellent and well illustrated 46 slide (PDF) presentation on the history of Babylonian astronomy by Catherine Nozières, University of Joseph Fourier (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://osug.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/enseignement/dds/doc_pedago/tue350/031006/tue350_2.pdf

98. Access to 45 minute video titled Stars Over Babylon, at The University of Oklahoma web site (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://homepage.mac.com/kvmagruder/hsci/02-NearEast/background.html

99. The international database of the Melammu Project containing excellent information on Mesopotamian astronomy:

http://www.aakkl.helsinki.fi/melammu/

100. Details of Rumen Kolev's Babylonia 1.3 software program:

http://www.halloran.com/babylon1.htm

101. Extensive and interesting web site by John Halloran on all things Sumerian (Hint: Check the Undena catalogue):

http://www.sumerian.org

102. Gerd Grasshoff's Babylonian Astronomy Calculator: Tool for the Reconstruction of Ancient Star Constellations (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.philoscience.unibe.ch/docuserver/echo/projekte/babylon/index.html

103. PDF file copy of the rare book Im Bannkreis Babels by Franz Kugler (1910), a demolition of Panbabylonism, at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/imbannkreisbabel00kugluoft

104. PDF copy of Hilprecht Anniversary Volume (1909) (for German assyriologist Hermann Hilprecht) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/hilprechtanniver00leip

105. PDF copy of the rare book Planetarium Babylonicum by Felix Gössmann (1950) made available by the Dutch astronomer Robert van Gent:

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/babylon/downloads/goessmann_planetarium_babylonicum_1950.pdf

106. PDF file of Ancient Skies: Early Babylonian Astronomy, 2011 MPhil Thesis by Brian Harris (which includes discussion of the Mul.Apin series):

http://scholar.sun.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10019.1/6704/harris_ancient_2011.pdf?sequence=2

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(i) Astronomical symbols on coins

109. Tom Buggey's web site dedicated to astronomical symbols on ancient coins:

http://tjbuggey.ancients.info/astro.html

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(j) Astronomical origin of the alphabet

113. Web site containing an interesting discussion of the theory of the astronomical origins of the alphabet (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.unifon.org/alfa-earliest-orderb.html

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(k) Sources of obituaries of modern astronomers

117. A Finding List of Obituary Notes of Astronomers (1900-1997):

http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/persons/obit/index.html

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(l) Hastro-L discussion group

121. Easy access to the new location of the HASTRO-L (History of Astronomy) discussion group archives:

http://listserv.wvu.edu/archives/hastro-l.html

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Astrology

(a) Bibliographic and similar resources

125. Very extensive bibliography of ancient astronomy and astrology posted at Universidad de Málaga website:

http://webdeptos.uma.es/dep_griego/astrol1.htm

http://webdeptos.uma.es/dep_griego/astrol2.htm

http://webdeptos.uma.es/dep_griego/astrol3.htm

http://webdeptos.uma.es/dep_griego/astrol4.htm

http://webdeptos.uma.es/dep_griego/astrol5.htm

126. Comprehensive historical astrological/astronomical bibliography posted by The Warburg Institute, University of London (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/mnemosyne/orientation/astrobib/astro_biblio1.htm

http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/mnemosyne/orientation/astrobib/astro_biblio2.htm

http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/mnemosyne/orientation/astrobib/astro_biblio3.htm

http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/mnemosyne/orientation/astrobib/astro_biblio4.htm

http://www.sas.ac.uk/warburg/mnemosyne/orientation/astrobib/astro_biblio5.htm

127. Extensive ancient and modern astrology and astronomy bibliographic list by Associazione Cielo e Terra:

http://www.cieloeterra.it/bibliografia.html

128. "Bibliographie de l'histoire de l'astrologie." An annotated critical (French-language) bibliography by Patrice Guinard:

http://cura.free.fr/02qomha.html

129. The latest revised and updated version of the comprehensive "Research Sources for Astrology," by Lester Ness:

http://www.smoe.org/arcana/astrol1.html

130. An annotated bibliography of Greek astrology by Lester Ness:

http://www.smoe.org/arcana/bl-bib.html

131. Tim Spalding's web site listing extensive scholarly material on ancient methods of astrology and divination:

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/astdiv/

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(b) Online books and similar

135. Web version (i.e., 1995 revision) of Lester Ness's 1990 doctoral dissertation Astrology and Judaism in Late Antiquity:

http://www.smoe.org/arcana/diss.html

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Astronomical Mythology

(a) "Magi's star" bibliography

139. Astronomer Robert H. van Gent's web site page containing his comprehensive "Star of Bethlehem Bibliography":

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/stellamagorum/stellamagorum.htm

140. PDF file copy of 2011 doctoral thesis by Christine Heinlein: Kaiser und Kosmokrator. Der Große Kameo von Frankreich als astrale Allegorie:

http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/volltexte/2011/5822/pdf/Heinlein.pdf

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(b) Online books

143. A (PDF file) copy of Pantheon Babylonicum by Nicolaus Schneider (1914) which draws heavily from Sternkunde und Sterndienst in Babel by Franz Kugler. The text is Latin (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.case.edu/univlib/preserve/Etana/Pant/Pant.html

144. A (PDF file) copy of Franz.Kugler's rare book Sibyllinischer Sternkampf und Phaëthon in Naturgeschichtlicher Beleuchtung (1927) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/MN40024ucmf_4

145. Electronic copy of 1821 edition of Abrégé de l'origine de tous les cultes by Charles Dupuis at Gallica (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=88260&T=2

146. The 22 illustrations from the Planches de l'Origine des tous les cultes by Charles Dupuis (1795):

http://lire.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/pages_perso/cl_retat_1.htm

147. PDF copies of Volume 1 (1893) and Volume 2 (1897) of The Night of the Gods by John O'Neill at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/nightgods00unkngoog

http://www.archive.org/details/nightofgodsinqui02onei

148. PDF copy of Sphaera by Franz Boll (1903) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/sphaeraneuegrie00magoog

149. PDF copy of Astronomy in the Old Testament by Giovanni Schiaparelli (1905) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/astronomyintheo1029390mbp

150. PDF copy of Alter und Bedeutung der babylonischen Astronomie und Astrallehre by Ernst Weidner (1914) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/alterundbedeutun00weiduoft

151. PDF copy of Handbuch der babylonischen Astronomie by Ernst Weidner (1915) at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/handbuchderbaby101weiduoft

152. Truncated text of The Myths of Hyginus (translated and edited) by Mary Grant (1960) - which includes both the Fabulae and Poetica Astronomica:

http://www.theoi.com/Text/HyginusFabulae1.html

http://www.theoi.com/Text/HyginusAstronomica.html

153. PDF copies of Albert Rehm's doctoral thesis Mythographische Untersuchungen über griechische Sternsagen (1896):

http://www.archive.org/details/mythographische00rehmgoog

http://www.archive.org/details/mythographische01rehmgoog

154. PDF files comprising an English-language translation of the comprehensive study The Romanian Peasant's Belief's in Stars and Sky by Ion Orrescu (1907) (kindly brought to my attention by David Ross):

http://www.sarm.ro/ottescu

155. PDF copy of Volume 1 of Scritti sulla storia della astronomia antica [Essays on the history of ancient astronomy] by Giovanni Schiaparelli (1925) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/schiaparelli/scritti_sulla_storia_1/pdf/schiaparelli_scritti_1

156. PDF copy of Volume 2 of Scritti sulla storia della astronomia antica [Essays on the history of ancient astronomy] by Giovanni Schiaparelli (1926) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/schiaparelli/scritti_sulla_storia_2/pdf/schiaparelli_scritti_2

157. PDF copy of Volume 3 of Scritti sulla storia della astronomia antica [Essays on the history of ancient astronomy] by Giovanni Schiaparelli (1927):

http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/schiaparelli/scritti_sulla_storia_3/pdf/schiaparelli_scritti_3

158. PDF copy of the very rare book Hipparchi in Arati et Eudoxi Phaenomena commentariorum libri tres ["Commentary on the Phainomena of Aratus and Eudoxus" by Hipparchus of Rhodes] edited by Carolus [Karl] Manitius (1894):

http://www.wilbourhall.org/pdfs/hipparchus/Hipparch-Aratos.pdf

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(c) Online articles

161. A copy of Lawrence Sullivan's excellent article on astral mythology "Astral Myths Rise Again" (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.lawrenceesullivan.com/Articles/Articles/Finished Articles/Astral Myths Rise Again- Interpreting Religious Astronomy fro.rtf

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(d) Web sites on astronomical lore

165. David Fideler's web site on Star Myths and Constellation Lore (includes Johann Schaubach's star maps (polar projections) of the forty-eight classical constellations of Ptolemy):

http://www.cosmopolis.com/star-myths/

166. Simo Parpola's 2001 informed and sympathetic paper "Back to Delitzsch and Jeremias: The Relevance of the Pan-Babylonian School to the MLAMMU Project":

http://www.elamit.net/melammu/melammu2001parpola.pdf

167. English-language articles on a variety of Romanian astral beliefs and sky lore at the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) web site (kindly brought to my attention by David Ross):

http://www.sarm.ro/credinte

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Miscellaneous Search Engines

(a) Online books search engine

171. Oriental Institute Research Archives (and Argos search engine):

http://www.oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/RA/ABZU/ABZU.HTML

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(b) Online articles search engine

175. Astronomical articles search engine (NASA Astrophysics Data System):

http://adsabs.harvard.edu

176. Sky and Telescope index search engine (1941 to present) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://skyandtelescope.com/magazinearchive/search/

177. Nature articles search engine (complete archives):

http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

178. General articles search engine (which also locates articles on the history of astronomy):

http://www.findarticles.com

or the latest version of ABZU at:

http://www.etana.org/abzu/

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(c) Photocopied books search engine

182. UMI Books On Demand catalogue (which has 150,000 out of print titles able to be obtained as bound photocopies, including many difficult to find history of astronomy titles) (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://wwwlib.umi.com/bod

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(d) Used books search engine

186. BookFinder world-wide search engine for second-hand books (which connects with over 40,000 booksellers):

http://www.bookfinder.com

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(e) Library catalogues search engine

190. University of Karlsruhe multiple-library search engine:

http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/kvk.html

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(f) Biographical resource

194. K. G. Saur World Biographical Index (Note: Now defunct):

http://www.biblio.tu-bs.de/acwww25u/wbi_en/index.html

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Miscellaneous

(a) Free planetarium software

198. Download page for free trial version of CyberSky 5.0.2 (a PC "planetarium" program):

http://www.cybersky.com/free_trial_version.htm

199. Download page for Skyglobe 3.6 (a DOS version PC "planetarium" program that will run under Windows) with introductory instructions (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://astrosoc.soc.ru.ac.za/archive/docs/skyglobe_course.html

200. Download page for Skyglobe 4.0.4 (a Windows version PC "planetarium" program), and other free astronomical software:

http://www.eaaa.net/download.htm

201. Download page for MyStars! 2.7 (a Windows version PC "planetarium" program (Shareware)):

http://www.relativedata.com/

202. Download for Stellarium 0.10.6 (a magnificent free 3D planetarium program for Windows, Macintosh, Linux operating systems):

http://www.stellarium.org

203. Bill Arnett's web page providing convenient access to a comprehensive range of planetarium software:

http://astro.nineplanets.org/astrosoftware.html

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(b) Free sky charts and miscellaneous astronomical software

207. Dan Bruton's web page providing convenient access to a comprehensive range of astronomy software (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://members.cox.net/astro7/software.html

also see:

http://members.cox.net/astro7/all2.html

208. Various sky chart software (Note: Presently defunct, but it may return):

http://www.astro.psu.edu/users/stark/viewing/SkyMaps.html

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(c) Free anti-virus software

212. Free AVG Antivirus software for Windows (including free updates):

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2

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