Bibliography for Babylonian Star-lore


Allen 1963. Star Names. Their Lore and Meaning. Dover.

Alster 1976. On the Earliest Sumerian Literary Tradition. Journal for Cuneiform Studies 28.

Annus 2002, The God Ninurta. Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project.

As-Sufi 1954. Uranometry or Suwaru’l-Kawakib. Osmania Oriental Publications.

Baigent 1994. From the Omens of Babylon. Astrology and Ancient Mesopotamia. Arkana.

Van Berg 1973. Corpus Cultus Deae Syriae. Brill.

Black, George & Postgate 2000. A concise dictionary of Akkadian. Harrassowitz Verlag.

Black & Green 1992. Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia. British Museum Press.

Boehmer 1965. Die Entwicklung der Glyptik Wahrend der Akkad-Zeit. Walter De Gruyter & Co.

BPO2 = Reiner & Pingree 1981. Babylonian Planetary Omens part 2. Undena.

BPO3 = Reiner & Pingree 1998. Babylonian Planetary Omens part 3. Styx.

BPO4 = Reiner & Pingree 2005 Babylonian Planetary Omens part 4. Brill.

Brown 2000. Mesopotamian Planetary Astronomy-Astrology. Styx.

Bunson 1995. A Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press.

Van Buren 1949. The Rod & Ring. Archiv Orientalni 17/2.

CAD = The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Now available on line.

Carey 2001. Painting the Stars in a Century of Change: a 13th century copy of al-Sufi’s Treatise on the Fixed Stars. Phd Thesis SOAS; British Library Or.5323. 2 volumes.

CDA = Black, George & Postgate 2000. A concise dictionary of Akkadian. Harrassowitz Verlag.

Cohen (Mark) 1993, Cult Calendars of the Ancient Near East. CDL Press.

Cohen (Andrew) 2005. Death Rituals, Ideology and the Development of Early Mesopotamian Kingship. Brill-Styx.

Collon 1987. First Impressions. Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East. British Museum Press.

Cooper 1978. The Return of Ninurta to Nippur. Pontificum Institutum Biblicum.

Condos 1997. Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: a sourcebook. Phanes Press.

Cunningham 1997. Deliver me from Evil. Mesopotamian Incantations 2500-1500 BC. Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico.

Dalley 1986. The God Salmu and the Winged Disk. Pages 85-101 Iraq vol 48.

Dalley 1989. Myths from Mesoptamia. Oxford University Press.

Van Dijk, Goetze & Hussey (editors) 1985. Early Mesopotamian Incantations and Rituals. Yale University Press.

Ellis 1989. An Old Babylonian Kusarikku. Pages 121-135 of DUMU E2-DUB-BA-A: Studies in Honor of Ake Sjoberg. Edited by Behrens et al. University of Pennsylvania Museum.

ETCSL – The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature; website run by the Oriental Institute of Oxford University.

Faulkes 1987. Edda of Snorri Sturluson. Dent & Tuttle for Everyman’s Library.

Finkel & Geller (editors) 1997. Sumerian Gods and their Representations. Styx.

Foxvog 1993. Astral Dumuzi. Pages 103-8 of The Tablet and the Scroll: Near eastern Studies in Honor of W H Hallo. Edited by Cohen et al. CDL Press.

Frankfort 1939. Cylinder Seals. Macmillan.

Freedman 1998-2006. If a City is set on a Height: Šumma Alu. University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Gelling & Davidson 1972. The Chariot of the Sun and other Rites and Symbols of the Northern Bronze Age. Littlehampton Books.

George 1986. Sennacherib and the Tablet of Destinies. Iraq 48, pages 133-45.

George 1999. The Epic of Gilgamesh. Penguin.

George 2003. The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition & Cuneiform Texts. Oxford University Press.

Glassner 2003. The Invention of Cuneiform. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Goody 1962. Death, Property and the Ancestors. Stanford University Press.

Gössmann 1950. Planetarium Babyloniacum. Sumerian Lexicon part IV/2. Photostat copy.

Graves 1992. Greek Myths, the Complete Edition. Penguin.

Grimal 1990. Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Penguin.

GSL = The Great Star List as found in Koch-Westenholz 1995, pages 187-205.

Hall 1986. A Hymn to the Moon God, Nanna. Pages 152-63 of the Journal for Cuneiform Studies volume 38/2.

Harrison 1980. Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion. Merlin.

Hartner 1965. The Earliest History of the Constellations in the Near-East and the Motif of the Lion-Bull Combat. Journal of Near Eastern Studies vol 24. Pages 1-16.

Heimpel 1989. The Babylonian Background of the term ‘Milky Way’. Festscript fur Sjoberg 249-52.

Hinke 1907. A New Boundary Stone of Nebuchadrezzer I. University of Pennsylvania.

Homer 1991. Odyssey. Translated by Rieu & Jones. Penguin.

Horowitz 1998. Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, Eisenbrauns.

Horowitz 1989. The Akkadian name for Ursa Minor. Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 79.

Horowitz & Oelsner 1997/8. The 30-star Catalogue HS 1897 and the late parallel BM 55502. Archiv fur Orientforschung 44/45 pages 176-85.

Hunger 1992. Astrological reports to Assyrian Kings. State Archives of Assyria. State Archives of Assyria vol VIII (SAA8). Helsinki University Press.

Hunger & Pingree 1989. Mul.Apin. An Astronomical Compendium in Cuneiform. Berger.

Hunger & Pingree 1999. Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia. Brill.

Iwaniszewski 2003. Archaeastronomic Analysis of Assyrian & Babylonian Monuments: Methodological Issues. Journal of the History of Astronomy, vol 34, part 1. Pages 79-93.

Jacobsen 1976. The Treasures of Darkness. Yale University press.

Jurdaq 1950. Astronomical Dictionary. Arabic star-names, their meaning, transliteration & pronunciation. American Mission Press.

Kidd 1997. Aratus Phaenomena. Cambridge University Press.

Kilmer 1976. A Note on the Babylonian Mythological Explanation for Lunar Eclipses. Journal of the American Oriental Society 98.4. Pages 372-4.

Koch 1989. Neue Untersuchungen zur Topographie des babylonischen Fixsternhimmels.

Koch-Westenholz 1995. Mesopotamian Astrology. Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Near Eastern Studies.

Labat 1939. Hemerologies et Menologies d’Assur.

Labat 1988. Manuel D’Epigraphie Akkadienne. Geuthner.

Lambert 1980. Theology of Death. Pages 47-60 of Death in Mesopotamia, ed Alster Akademisk Forlag 8/RAI 26.

Lambert 1987. Babylonian Astrological Omens and their Stars. Journal of the American Oriental Society vol 107.1.

Langdon 1935. Babylonian Menologies and the Semitic Calendar. Oxford University Press.

Lapinkivi 2004. The Sumerian Sacred Marriage. Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project.

Leichty 1970. The Omen Series Šumma Izbu. TCS 4.

Leick 1991. A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology. Routledge.

Levi 1971, Pausanius’ Guide to Greece. Penguin.

Livingstone 1986, Mystical and Magical Explanatory Works of Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars. Clarendon.

Livingstone 1988. The Isin Dog-House Revisited. Pages 54-60 of Journal for Cuneiform Studies vol 40.

Van der Mieroop 2004. A History of the Ancient Near East. Balckwell.

Moore 1997. Philip’s Guide to Stars and Planets. Philips.

Hinke 1907. A New Boundary Stone of Nebuchadrezzar I. University of Pennsylvania.

O’Flaherty 1981. The Rig Veda. An Anthology. Penguin.

Oppenheim 1959. A New Prayer to the Gods of the Night. Analecta Biblica 12, pages 282-301.

Oppenheim 1974. A Babylonian Diviner’s Manuel. Journal for Near Eastern Studies 33, pages 197-220.

Oppenheim 1977. Ancient Mesopotamia. Portrait of a Dead Civilisation. University of Chicago Press.

Parker & Neugebauer 1969. Egyptian Astronomical Texts III. Decans, Planets, Constellations and Zodiacs. Brown University Press.

Parpola 1983. Letters from Assyrian Scholars to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal. Part II, Commentary and Appendices. (LAS II) AOAT 5/2

Parpola 1993. Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars. State Archives of Assyria. State Archives of Assyria vol X (SAA10). Helsinki University Press.

Porada 1987. On the Origins of Aquarius. Festschrift fur Reiner pages 279-91.

Postgate 1992, Early Mesopotamia. Society and Economy at the Dawn of History. Routledge.

PSD – The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary website.

Reiner 1995. Astral Magic in Babylonia. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, volume 85, part 4.

Reiner & Pingree 1981. Babylonian Planetary Omens vol 2 (BPO 2). Undena.

Reiner & Pingree 1988. Babylonian Planetary Omens vol 3 (BPO 3). Styx.

Reiner & Pingree 2005. Babylonian Planetary Omens vol 4 (BPO 4). Brill.

Reiner 1960. Fortune-telling in Mesopotamia. Journal for Near Eastern Studies 19, page 23 ff.

Reiner 1985. Uses of Astrology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4.

Roaf 1966. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. Facts on File Inc.

Robbins 1998. Ptolemy Tetrabiblos. Loeb Classical Library 435.

Rochberg 1998. Babylonian Horoscopes. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol 88, part 1.

Rochberg-Halton 1988. Aspects of Babylonian Celestial Divination. The lunar eclipse tablets of Enuma Anu Enlil. Berger.

Rochberg-Halton 1988b. Elements of the Babylonian contribution to Hellenistic Astrology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 108, page 51 ff.

Rochberg-Halton 1988c. Benefic and Malefic Planets in Babylonian Astrology. Festschrift fur Sachs pages 323-8.

Rochberg-Halton 2004. Heavenly Writing. Cambridge University Press.

Rogers 1998. Origins of the Ancient Constellations I Mesopotamian Traditions. Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 108/1. Pages 9-28.

Rogers 1998b. Origins of the Ancient Constellations II Mediterranean Traditions. Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 108/2. Pages 79-89.

SAA8 = Hunger 1992. Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings. University of Helsinki Press.

SAA10 = Parpola 1993. Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars. University of Helsinki Press.

Sachs & Hunger 1988 & 1989. Astronomical Diaries and related Texts from Babylonia. Two vols.

De Santillana & Von Dechend 1977. Hamlet’s Mill. Nonpareil Books.

Scurlock 1995. Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Mesopotamian Thought. Volume III, pages 1883-1893 of Civilisations of the Ancient Near East (4 volumes). Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Seidl 1989. Die babylonischen Kudurru-Reliefs. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Slanski 2003. The Babylonian Entitlement Narus (Kudurrus). American Schools of Oriental Research.

Stahl 1990. Commentary on the Dream of Scipio by Macrobius. Columbia University Press.

Swerdlow 1999. Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination. MIT Press.

Van der Toom 1999. Magic at the Cradle: a reassessment. Pages 139-48 of Mesopotamian Magic, ed Abusch. Styx.

Virolleaud 1905-12. L’astrologie chaldeenne. Geuthner.

Walker 1983. The Myth of Girra & Elamatum. Anatolian Studies 33.

Wallenfels 1993. Zodiac Signs among the seal impressions from Hellenistic Uruk. This article is found in ‘The Tablet & the Scroll: Near Eastern Studies in honor of William W Hallo’, pages 281-289. CDL Press.

Wallenfels 1994. Uruk Hellenistic Seal Impressions in the Yale Babylonian Collection. Vol 1 – Cuneiform Tablets. Philipp von Zabern.

Weidner 1915. Handbuch der babyloniashe Astronomie. Hinrichs sche Buchhandlung.

Weidner 1967. Gestirndarstellungen auf babylonishen Tontafeln.

Weidner 1967. Eine Beschreibung des Sternhimmels aus Assur. Archiv fur Orientforschung 4, pages 73-85.

Wellesz 1965. An Islamic Book of Constellations. Bodleian Library.

Wender 1973. Hesiod & Theognis. Penguin.

Wiggermann 1992. Mesopotamian Protective Spirits. The Ritual Texts. Styx & PP.

Wiggermann 1997. Transtigridian Snake Gods. Pages 33-55 of Sumerian Gods and their Representations edited by Finkel & Geller. Styx.



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