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Simon C. Thomson

do so. It should be stressed that this is by no means an inevitable conclusion from this re-reading, but that the possibility, closed down by O’Brien O’Keeffe, can now be reopened. The passage is part of Beowulf’s prediction to Hygelac of conflict over Freawaru, Ingeld’s increasing rivalry, and

Names as Rewards

The Ambiguous Role of Eponyms in the History of Science

Marco Beretta

some the Year of Meton. And we find that this man was astonishingly fortunate in this prediction which he published; for the stars complete both their movement and the effects they produce in accordance with his reckoning. Consequently, even down to our own day, most Greeks use the nineteen-year cycle

John Davis

to-ing and fro-ing of personnel, was arranged through Henry’s old friend Gian Galeazzo Visconti. 99 Henry’s need to consult an astrolabe was not necessarily to try to get an astrological prediction of the outcome of the fight, although some authors have made this connection. 100 He was also

There Were No Medals To Be Won

Scientific Duels in the Italian Renaissance

Monica Azzolini

wrote astrological predictions from about 1475 to at least 1501. 5 His expertise and exceptional skills, which placed him within a small circle of high-ranking diplomats and distinguished professionals in law, theology, and letters, is acknowledged on the medal with the following phrase: PETRVS · BONVS

Huib Zuidervaart and Tiemen Cocquyt

Θ, caused by stronger refraction in a more powerful lens, makes the colour variation Δ Θ grow correspondingly. In other words, for a specific type of glass, the dispersion Δ Θ/Θ is constant. Now, contrary to Isaac Newton’s prediction, the dispersion Δ Θ/Θ is not the same for every material. In


Since the beginning of recorded history, man has been striving to foresee, and thus to control, the future. Political power structures, par- ticularly when aiming at global control, sought predictions of global significance, but few agents of such structures could claim to have been endowed with


, but it is often difficult to prove that one of them was older than the other. Certainly, a number of Akkadian documents of a literary histor- ical genre are more ancient, i.e., ones based on predictions of events which did take place.13 Similarly, some of the Ugaritic (Old Canaanite) re- ligious


making such a categorical demand. 52. These lines were first written in 1910 and, as it were, served as a theoretical prediction of the schematically experimental trend in Russian painting known as Suprematism. 53. In advanping along the path towards materiality, sometimes art has quite lost the abstract