Per un lessico dell’astronomia classica
I nomi dell'astronomia nel V-IV secolo a.C.: μετεωρολογία, ἀστρολογία, ἀστρονομία
Keywords:Lexicon of Astronomy, Meteorology, Astrology, Astronomy
This is the first of a series of installments on the technical lexicon of Greek astronomy. Between the 5th and 4th centuries BC, in Greece, the study of the sky becomes an autonomous discipline, whose concepts and practices favor the formation of a specific vocabulary. The study of this technical lexicon — both the Greek terminology and its Latin reception — offers a privileged point of view on the development of astronomy. The present note is devoted to the names with which the Greeks designate the study of sky.