Ancient Zodiacs, Star Names, and Constellations: Essays and Annotated Bibliographies

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

Web Site For Gary D. Thompson, Melton West, Australia

Indicated as the presentation of an evening talk circa early 1980's to the Existentialist Society, Melbourne.



Introduction to the Web Site

Section One (1): Introduction to the bibliography and essays.

(Last updated October 11, 2017, 10:15 am)

Summary References on Constellations and Star Names

Section Two (2): References suitable for a quick overview.

(Last updated February 24, 2016, 5:00 pm)

Annotated Bibliography

Section Three (3): Geographical listing (1) - Babylonian, Greek, Roman, other European.

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Section Four (4): Geographical listing (2) - Egyptian, Jewish, Persian, Arabic.

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Section Five (5): Other (1) - General references, astronomical mythology, related studies.

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Section Six (6): Other (2) - Star maps, references with extensive bibliographies, non-western constellations and star names.

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Section Seven (7): Relevant topics.

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Links to Publications

Section Eight (8): Related and interesting links.

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Miscellaneous Historical Essays

Section Nine (9): Essays and critiques.

(Draft essay(s) revised/added to October 18, 2017, 3:30 am)

Scanned Articles on the Constellations

Section Ten (10): Scanned articles.

(Articles changed/added June 1, 2013, 8:30 pm)

History of Constellation and Star Names

Section Eleven (11): Episodic survey of the history of the constellations, and significant investigators.

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Pioneers in the Recovery of Babylonian Astronomy

Section Twelve (12): The recovery of Babylonian astronomy.

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Autobiographical Details

Section Thirteen (13): Personal background.

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Complete Index of All Essays and Critiques

Section Fourteen (14): History of star names and constellations: Complete index of astronomy essays.

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Freethought and Skeptical Essays (No Astronomy Topics)

Section Fifteen (15): Miscellaneous freethought and skeptical essays written during the 1980s.

(Last updated July 13, 2017, 6:45 pm)

Spare Page

Section Sixteen (16): Spare page (miscellaneous downloads).

All files comprising this website are by Gary D. Thompson and intended for personal use only. Substantial reproduction for personal use does not require permission, as long as appropriate credit is given. Otherwise, use of material is subject to the provisions and restraints of applicable copyright law. Use of substantial material without appropriate credit is an infringement of copyright and when identified will be noted in the plagiarist section on Page 1. (Most references to sources for the essays posted have been removed to discourage plagiarism. Also, constant reference to source publications would detract from the easy accessibility of contents.) It is my intention to keep the website advertisement free (the site search engine being an exception).

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