Metrological Table Texts from Achaemenid Uruk
Book chapter, 2016

The corpus of published mathematical and/or metrological cuneiform texts from the 1st millennium BC is only moderately extensive. In Sec. 1.1 above, 34 Late Babylonian (Neo-Babylonian, Achaemenid, or Seleucid) texts dealing with many-place regular sexagesimal numbers were listed, and 11 of them were discussed in Chs. 1-2.

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Author

Jöran Friberg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences

Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi

SOAS University of London

Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

87-131

Subject Categories

Mathematics

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-44597-7_3

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