Sudines

Sudines

Sudines (Greek: Σουδινες) (fl. c. 240 BC): Babylonian sage. He is mentioned as one of the famous Chaldean mathematicians and astronomer-astrologers by later Roman writers like Strabo (Geografia 16:1–6).

Like his predecessor Berossos he moved from Babylonia and established himself among the Greeks; he was an advisor to King Attalus I (Attalos Soter) of Pergamon. He is said to have published tables to compute the motion of the Moon which were used by the Greeks, until superseded by the work of Hipparchus and later by Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaios). He may have been important in transmitting the astronomical knowledge of the Babylonians to the Greeks. He is also said to have been one of the first to assign astrological meaning to gemstones.

Search another word or see Sudineson Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;