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As Edward and Bella apply to colleges, Bella explains to Edward her desire to see her friend, Jacob Black , a werewolf.

Although Edward fears for her safety, Bella insists that neither Jacob nor his werewolf pack would ever harm her, and she begins visiting him occasionally. On one of these visits, Jacob tells Bella that he is in love with her, and wants her to choose him instead of Edward, but Bella says she just sees him as a friend. Meanwhile, Alice Cullen has a vision that Victoria , a vampire who is hunting Bella for revenge for the death of James, has returned to Forks.

Alice takes Bella away against her wishes for a sleepover. During the sleepover, Bella learns more of Rosalie's past that led to her eventual transformation to a vampire and her real reasons for treasuring humanity.

While being a vampire is still her wish, Bella eventually agrees to rethink her decision. A few days later, Edward proposes to Bella and, despite harboring an aversion to marriage, she accepts on the condition that he will make love to her while she's human. Bella and the Cullens soon realize that the Seattle murders are being committed by an "army" of newborn vampires, controlled by Victoria. The Cullens join forces with the werewolf pack to combat this threat, after failing to get their longtime allies, the Denali Coven to help them.

As everyone else prepares for battle, Edward, Bella and Jacob camp in the mountains, hidden during the battle, where they are later joined by Seth Clearwater , a young wolf pack member, to wait out the fight. In the morning, Jacob becomes upset when he overhears Edward and Bella discussing their engagement and threatens to join the fight and get himself killed. Bella stops Jacob by kissing him, and she comes to realize that she is in love with him as well.

During the battle, Victoria tracks Edward's scent to Bella's forest hiding place, and Edward is forced to fight. Edward manages to kill Victoria and her vampire army is destroyed by the Cullens. Afterwards, Bella explains to Jacob that while she loves him, her love for Edward is far greater. The book ends with Bella proceeding to tell Charlie of her intentions to marry Edward. The epilogue reveals that Jacob is heartbroken and has run away in his wolf form.

Leah feels sympathy for him, since she had gone through a similar heartbreak with Sam, and reveals her own disgust and hatred for Bella. An eighth may or may not be included: It is also worth looking at Polybius 9.

Cicero tells a similar story, but says Pericles eased the fear of all the Athenians On the Republic, 1. Like many myths, it may have a kernel of truth. Whether the Pericles story is true at all is difficult to say. Valerius Maximus tells both the Gallus story and that of Pericles 9. Whether this is the correct account or not,53 this tactic may still have been preferable.

Any other attempts to educate the masses must have been, like the Gallus example, uncommon and ad hoc. And so, though the educated saw an eclipse as ordinary, to the vulgus it remained extraordinary, and this bred the irrational behavior discussed in part III.

Science In the period being discussed, the knowledge of ancient astronomers concerning eclipse phenomena was considerable. I will supply some of the basic science.

If not there, then it can at least be found in other sources of or before that time, except those few facts that I shall point out. Nevertheless, the most accomplished predictors of lunar and solar eclipses were the Chinese, with the Babylonians a close second, and the ancient Maya also figure in the top ranks. This may be true, or the connection between Pericles and the famous astronomer Anaxagoras also made by Cicero, loc.

Lloyd, pp. Regarding the Maya, it may only be luck that has preserved more records and tables than have survived at Alexandria. The Dresden codex is almost the sole source of evidence for the 5th century A. Schove discusses all of these eclipse records and tables, cf. The Lunar Eclipse An eclipsed moon is not the same thing as a new moon.

As was well known to men like the elder Pliny,61 a new moon is a monthly event, and follows a gradual waxing and waning that is as regular as clock-work -- in fact, most ancient calendars, such as that of the Hebrews and Babylonians, were lunar.

An eclipse, however, occurs dramatically fast -- observers can watch the moon fall from full brightness to complete shadow in less than an hour. Plutarch notes the significance of both facts: Of course, such exactitude of measurement was not known in antiquity, nor possible.

Contrary to popular belief, an eclipsed moon very rarely vanishes. Unlike a new moon, the eclipsed moon still receives light from the sun, refracted by the atmosphere of the Earth.

This was partly understood by the 57 Ibid. Although Schove has a good record of ancient references to all manner of phenomena in the West, showing good attention to the texts, he has the strange notion that the history of Velleius is lost, which lays a shade of doubt on his historical opinions.

Likewise, if the works of Hipparchus had survived, we would no doubt have a great deal more of such information. See below, p. On the Republic, 1. It is safe to assume that what Dio reports was also known to the emperor Claudius. Natural History, 2. Schove, p. Thus, the most common color of the moon in full eclipse is red, which has the longest wavelength of visible light and thus bends the farthest, and many ancient records report the moon turning red. The frequency and pervasiveness of lunar eclipses makes predicting them remarkably easy.

In fact, it is not even necessary to understand the astronomical details. A careful observer will discover that lunar eclipses occur in regular cycles with interweaving periods of five and six months. Solar eclipses also have cycles, though much greater in magnitude. There are 11 year and 1,year-andmonth cycles, among others. Interestingly enough, solar eclipses which had occurred in the 2nd century Roman Empire were repeated in 64 Natural History, 2.

Quintus Curtius Rufus, History of Alexander, 4. When we deal with superstition, we will see the red moon appearing again.

Seneca, Natural Questions, 7. In the latter source, Plutarch notes that colors vary according to the time of night the eclipse occurs, which happens to correspond to the fact that this affects the depth of shadow. Bicknell; Stothers. In antiquity, magnitude was only measured by the fraction of the lunar disk that was still visible,71 which does not allow for calculating different degrees of a total eclipse. However, the inclination of the orbit means that there will be an eclipse only when the moon is at that one unique point in its orbit at the very same time the sun happens to be at the right point in the sky.

It follows, of course, that solar eclipses can only occur during the new moon, thus wary astronomers will at least know when to look for a solar eclipse long before they are able to predict them, and Seneca describes one of their methods: This makes their regularity more apparent, and it is thus not surprising that these two civilizations were the first to catch on to that fact.

Last but not least, it also follows that a lunar and solar eclipse can never be nearer each other in time than fifteen days, the time it takes for the moon to pass from full to new. Such an event occurred at Rome in 71 A. Thus, the area covered by a total eclipse is little more than miles in diameter,74 and will only be partial for those outside this area, in proportion as they are distant. However, due to the relative motion of all three bodies, the eclipse will form a track of darkness moving rapidly eastward for thousands of miles.

Ancient astronomers at least since Hipparchus, who flourished in the 2nd century B. Scove, p. Some argue against the reliability of such cycle systems of prediction in antiquity, cf. Aaboe; Newton, however, argues that modestly reliable cycle charts could plausibly have been available to Thales which would allow an educated guess pp.

Newton, p. At any rate, Ptolemy was also well aware of the imprecision of prediction,83 especially his measurements of lattitude and longitude for those wishing to make predictions outside of Alexandria. This was very well known by the time of Ptolemy,85 and even Pliny the elder notes the fact,86 who cites records which show that the times of these events were being recorded in distant places and these records were being compared.

Almagest, 6.

Newton, pp. Hipparchus had to consult Babylonian astronomers to go further back for reliable records, cf. Almagest, 3. Overall, a solar eclipse lasts only five to eight minutes, no more nor less89 lunar eclipses last for hours. It is also notable that most eclipses cannot be seen. Due to the fact that the lunar orbit is not equilateral to the Earth, the moon is periodically farther than usual, and solar eclipses which occur when the moon is more distant actually do not completely cover the sun.

Both Ptolemy94 and his contemporary Sosigenes were aware of this fact,95 and Hipparchus very well may have been. This is not the same thing as the corona, which is visible even during a total eclipse. Seneca, On Benefits, 5. Pliny the elder, Natural History, 2. Usually, Venus is the only other object in the sky visible during an eclipse, and then of course only if it is above the horizon at the time.

And calculating eclipses backwards is still not an exact science, due to a little known problem: In fact, while historians use eclipses to calibrate chronology, astronomers are doing the reverse, by using ancient eclipse reports to calibrate estimates of the decelerations.

Ancient Uses of Eclipse Data The use of eclipses for historical dating is actually not as recent an idea as commonly thought: Plutarch reports that Varro had commissioned the astrologer Tarutius to calculate the year and day of the birth of Romulus, going on the theory that an eclipse of the sun then occurred as again at the founding of Rome.

Though this was a good idea, except for Newton, p. Literary embellishment or borrowing is the most likely explanation. To make matters worse, the moon is slowly retreating, astronomers estimate today that it is over feet farther from the Earth than in 1 A. Pliny the elder Natural History, 2. Schove, Newton, Fotheringham for examples. But in regard to the use of ancient solar eclipse reports for historical reasons, a good deal of caution is in order.

Modern developments have also made some older work obsolete: Christ was crucified at Passover, which always occurs at the full moon, and a solar eclipse would be impossible then. This is an impressively clever argument, proving that we should never underestimate the intelligence of the ancients. It is picked up by the poet- astrologer Marcus Manilius, and Plutarch, and even more smartly the same conclusion is reached by Pliny the elder, observing that the time of observation of solar eclipses varries with location on the globe.

Summary It is evident from all of the above that the educated were in possession of a great deal of information and understanding, and had at their disposal sophisticated means for using astronomical information to make arguments about the shape of the Earth, the regularity Ibid.

He proposes either an interpolation in the text by later copyists or some meteorological event local to Judaea at the time, both rather sophisticated theories.

His argument is based also on the fact that no other historian or writer records the event. He also recognizes the possibility of invention. Schove, pp. This was all an ordinary part of their world, however much or little they understood it. And the bulk of their information comes from the one thing that is most available to the educated elite: It was easy to be ignorant of the simple fact that solar eclipses are only visible in small tracks on the Earth, and that they appear differently when viewed from different locations.

Lacking this information and how could the commons get hold of it? Superstitions The common man lacked access to coordinated global information, as well as an education in natural history, and enculturation into a rational philosophy directed toward finding regular and natural causes for things.

He may have even felt a measure of distrust or contempt for these things. He was thus left to fend for himself in a sea of familiar superstitions. Educated elites could share similar superstitions. Whether their status as portent was truly believed or not, eclipses were regularly reported as boding ill for someone.

But superstitions were not restricted to the magical or divine. Naturalist superstitions abided as well.

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Aristotle would begin the trend when describing how lunar eclipses coincide with earthquakes, and presage storms. In the realm of myth, we see possible syncretism in both directions. The traditional mythology apparently held that Selene the moon had monthly love affairs in a cave with her lover Endymion, an obvious folk tale explaining the new moon.

This is an absurd argument unless one is unaware of the reported magnitudes of eclipses seen in different locations, and the fact that the same eclipse is not even seen at other places, where the sun continues to shine. Dio Cassius knew this simple fact, and the decree of Claudius may have mentioned it as well Here we see the culture of science merging with that of the pre-scientific masses. This, too, could have served the purpose of manipulation in the manner much earlier suggested in the case of Aemilius Paulus.

Playing on the Endymion myth, Apollonius of Rhodes has the moon speak to a passing sorceress, with whom she associates: Thus, we have a syncretic confounding of myth and magic: We know the Moon figured large in real magical practice in the early Empire.

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Tradition held that one sacrificed to the moon and sun to assure the success of a magical operation, usually with an unblemished rooster. The Omen Natural History, 2. The majority of lunar and solar eclipses mentioned in ancient works are presented as coinciding with wars, battles, or the deaths of prominent persons, and these coincidences are by and large invented without reference to astronomical fact. This shows what manner of portent the eclipse could be.

Likewise, Plutarch tells the story that Pelopidas could not take all his troops to confront Alexander, because of their fear at a solar eclipse. This particular event illustrates the more specific nature of the eclipse as portent. Even fictional solar eclipses were used as retrofitted portents of death, and Dio Cassius records just such an eclipse predicting the death of Augustus. If the moon during the second watch seems muddy, then men will die.

Boeuffle, pp. The Latin and surviving Greek recensions agree without needing comment. But there could be variation. Lunar eclipses, according to Philochorus, are propitious for fugitives, since concealment is what they need. This possibly has a Persian precedent, as suggested by the story told by Herodotus 7. This gets even more complicated, however, when we examine the other method of divination in which eclipses figure: Astrology Astrology incorporated astronomical science without a hitch, as we have already seen above.

Manilius provided correct astronomical information, and Ptolemy himself wrote a treatise defending and expounding astrology the Tetrabiblos. Science was put to good use by astrologers, and this could explain its popularity among the elite. This fits with the fact that the solar eclipses reputed to have occurred at the birth of Romulus and at the founding of Rome are generally assumed to bode well by the astrologer Tarutius. His astrological forecasts were derived from the color of a lunar eclipse, which was associated sympathetically with the color of the planets.

And so, the color of blood signified the unnatural influence of Mars, which makes men caugh up blood or foretells war or slaughter. A pallid yellow is associated with Saturn, whose influence causes jaundice.

Or three out of the week? See also the preceeding thirty lines. Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum, Brussels, , vol. The elite have their superstitions, too. Drawing Down the Moon Oddly enough, the most fascinating and notable response of the masses to the two kinds of eclipse is found to follow not the solar but the lunar, the most common of the two.

We have no record of any ritual performed to ward off eclipses of the sun perhaps because they were over too quickly to get anything started , yet for whatever reason the proper response to a lunar eclipse was to raise a clamor.Schove, p. Edit configuration You should see a message in the console view indicating a successful build:.

We have surveyed the facts and what those who were educated knew, as well as the superstitions surrounding eclipse phenomena, and what perhaps the uneducated believed. For instance, Twilight vampires have strong piercing teeth rather than fangs; they glitter in sunlight rather than burn; and they can drink animal as well as human blood.

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