Kako vemo, da so stari Slovani poznali gnomone?
Keywords:stari Slovani, astronomija, gnomon
Upright pillars are also part of the mythical landscape of the ancient Slavs. The fact that a column was used as a gnomon can be inferred from the existence of the effects of its action found in the landscape: the cardinal directions, the azimuths of sunrise and sunset significant for the date, an angle corresponding to the obliquity of the ecliptic. The alleged circular argument that triangles define an angle and the same angle defines the same triangles is a Bilić construct and mathematically impossible, since we cannot define a triangle with only one angle. However, even if the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Slavs in the present were really justified by a purely circular argument (which is not the case), it does not mean that the ancient Slavs had no astronomical knowledge.
Banasik, Piotr; Góral, Władisław, 2016: Kopiec Krakusa a zachód słońca w dniu przesilenia letniego – aspekty astronomiczno-arheologiczne. Materialy archeologiczne 41, 301–312.
Bilić, Tomislav, 2020: Mit o “svetim trokutima” temeljenima na “sunčevom kutu” – analiza “astronomije” ranih Slavena. Studia mythologica Slavica 23, 35–50.
Bilić, Tomislav, 2022: How do we know that the ancient Slavs also knew gnomons? Studia mythologica Slavica 25, 275–281.
Couprie, Dirk L., 2011: Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology. From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus. New York: Springer.
Pleterski, Andrej, 1995: The trinity concept in the Slavonic ideological system and the Slavonic spatial measurement system. Światowit 40, 113–143.
Pleterski, Andrej, 1996: Strukture tridelne ideologije v prostoru pri Slovanih. Zgodovinski časopis 50, 163–185.
Pleterski, Andrej 2014, Kulturni genom. Prostor in njegovi ideogrami mitične zgodbe. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC (Studia mythologica Slavica - Supplementa 10).
Pleterski, Andrej, 2021: Tudi stari Slovani so poznali gnomone = The ancient Slavs also knew gnomons. Studia mythologica Slavica 24, 257–264.
RÄNK, Gustav, 1949: Die heilige Hinterecke im Hauskult der Völker Nordosteuropas und Nordasiens (FF Communications, Vol. LVII, N:o 137). Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.
- 2022-10-28 (2)
- 2022-10-12 (1)
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.
More in: Submission chapter