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

December 2010



Introduction to the Web Site

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

(Last updated November 18, 2016, 11:00 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.

(Last updated January 23, 2017, 5:00 pm)

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

(Last updated December 21, 2016, 1:00 am)

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 April 22, 2017, 11:45 pm)

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.

(Draft pages content revised/added to April 22, 2017, 11:00 pm)

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 essays.

(Last updated July 2, 2016, 11:30 pm)

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