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General Preface to the Publication of the Inscriptions

TitreGeneral Preface to the Publication of the Inscriptions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAllen, Martin, Ambrisco W., Anastatsiou Magdalini, Bate D., Bitsakis Yanis, Crawley A., Edmunds Mike, Gelb D., Hadland Roger, Hockley P., Jones Alexander R., Malzbender T., Mangou Helen, Moussas Xenophon, Ramsey Andrew, Seiradakis John, Steele John M., Tselikas Agamemnon, and Zafeiropoulou Mary
Journal TitleAlmagest
Journal Date05/2016

This is the prefatory paper to a series which presents the surviving text inscriptions on the Antikythera Mechanism. The structure of the mechanism and the history of the reading of the inscriptions are briefly reviewed. The methods used by the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project to image the inscriptions —computed tomography and polynomial textual mapping— are outlined. The layout of the inscriptions is described, and the dimensions of the mechanism deduced to allow the space available for inscriptions to be estimated. General conventions and notations are provided for the presentation of the inscriptions.