Ancient historical understanding of eclipses

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April 8 Solar Eclipse: Ancient historical understanding of eclipses

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Richard Burgess (English only)

Full Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts.

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Professor Burgess’ research and expertise revolves around Classical to Byzantine periods of ancient history, Greek and Latin Chronicles, and late Roman history. He can provide insight into:

  • How eclipses were treated.
  • How much was understood about eclipses.
  • Historical accuracy of eclipse accounts.
  • The Antikythera Mechanism which could predict eclipses.