Anne Tihon

Anne Tihon
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain | UCLouvain · Institut Orientaliste

Doctor in Philosophy and Letters (Classical Philology)

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Edition and commentary of astronomical treatises written in Greek from the Lata Antiquity to the end of the Byzantine period

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Publications (68)
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Survey of the astronomical Byzantine texts written at the end of the XIVth century and the XVth century
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Edition and analysis of Byzantine texts (ca 1344) copied by John Chortasmenos on the trepidation of the equinoxes
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Survey of the Byzantne treatises on the astrolabe
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Analysis of an unedited astronomica treatise written in Cyprus around 1347
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Analyses of an astronomical treatise written in Cyprus in the XIVth century and based on Persian tables (part III)
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Survey of the Jewish astronomical texts adapted in the Byzantine world in the XVth century
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Astronomy always played an important part in the intellectual life of Byzantium. For a modern historian this may even constitute a precise barometer of the scientific level of Byzantine scholars. There is ample evidence that the intellectual training included at each period the study of the “four sciences” that the western medieval world called, af...
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Edition, French translation and comment of a Byzantine adaptation of the Latin treatise on the Astrolabe attributed to Messahalla
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This paper presents a new fragment of the astronomical papyrus P. Fouad inv. 267A, published by Jean-Luc Fournet and Anne Tihon, Conformément aux observations d’Hipparque: le Papyrus Fouad inv. 267A. Annex by Raymond Mercier (Publications de l’Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 67, 2014). This fragment preserved in Florence, PSI inv. 2006, appears to...
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Theon of Alexandria was a Greek geometer and astronomer who lived in Alexandria in the fourth century ce. His work was devoted to Euclid and Ptolemy. Of Euclid's work Theon edited the Elements, the Data and possibly the Optics.Keywords:Greek history;history of science;medicine and technology;science
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In Byzantium, scientific studies were founded on the Tetraktys ton mathematon, or quadrivium of sciences (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music), and used the work of writers from Euclid to Archimedes, Ptolemy, and Theon of Smyrna. Education in these disciplines reached its apogee in the Palaiologan period, when the ancient scientific treatises we...
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Byzantine science was a product of two sources. First were the numerous scientific treatises from antiquity, which never ceased to be recopied through all the centuries of Byzantine history, often accompanied by commentaries emanating from the schools of Alexandria, Athens, or Syria at the end of antiquity. This was the constant sustenance for the...
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This paper gives a critical edition of the Treatise on the Easter Computus of larlaam of Seminara, with a French translation and commentary. Written round 1333 this treatise demonstrates systematically and scientifically why he Easter Canon used at that time by the Church is superseded. Nevertheless arlaam advises that the usual Canon should not be...
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Several years ago, Jean-Luc Fournet drew my attention to an unpublished astronomical papyrus which is preserved in the Library of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) in Cairo (P. Fouad 267 A). This text appeared to me at once to be an interesting document, and we decided to make a joint publication. But I was far from guessing how...
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This article concerns the exact sciences in Byzantium, namely the four traditional sciences that were usually designated in the Middle Ages by the term quadrivium : arithmetic, astronomy, geometry and music. It offers a review of the Byzantine texts and documents preserved in these domains from the sixth century to the Fall of Constantinople. The a...
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This article analyses the Easter comput added by the Emperor Héraclius (VIIth century) at the end of the astronomical treatise of Stephanos of Alexandria
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Edition and analysis of a Byzantine text describing a "Persian Clock"
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Les échanges entre Orient et Occident au Moyen Âge ont fait l'objet de nombreux travaux. En histoire des sciences, l'attention a porté en priorité sur l'activité de traduction et de rédaction dans l'Espagne arabo-latine et l'Italie méridionale. Le colloque de Louvain-la-Neuve s'est proposé d'explorer les contacts scientifiques dans un contexte moin...
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Critical edition and commentary of an astronomical Manual written by George Gemistus Pletho
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This survey presents seventeen Byzantine treatises or documents concerning the astrolabe, from the VIth to the XVIth century. Two of them deal with the armillary astrolabe. For each of them title, incipit and desinit are given as well as some bibliographic references. The list of documents is followed by a detailed commentary which presents for eac...
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This paper presents Ptolemy's Handy Tables (Procheiroi kanones) as they are preserved in the only four ancient manuscripts written in uncial script : Leidensis BPG 78, Vaticanus gr. 1291, Laurentianus 28/26 and Marcianus gr. 331. The author gives a classification of the tables, a description of the manuscripts, a complete account of the palimpsest...
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Le livre V du Commentaire à l'Almageste de Théon d'Alexandrie (ca 364 p. C.) était considéré comme perdu à l'exception de quelques chapitres. L'auteur a retrouvé la presque totalité du Livre V en marge de l'Almageste dans le Vaticanus gr. 198. L'article donne la liste des chapitres et analyse l'exemple du calcul de la longitude de la Lune pris le 5...
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Analyse d'un traité astronomique rédigé à Chypre vers 1347 basé sur les tables astronomiques perses
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Edition and analysis of a Greek text giving the calculation of the Solar eclipse of 16th of June 364 AD; the text is related to Theon's Small Commentary.
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edition and analysis of some scolia dealing with the Neo-platonician philosopher Marinus of Neapolis
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Edition and commentary of Anonymous texts related to Ptolemy's Handy Tables

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to provide a critical edition of Ptolemy's Handy Tables with collaboration of Raymond Mercier