Atlas held the sphere in place, but regarding how the stars were attatched to the outer sphere, and whether suspended on chains or painted on all said and done no answer will be correct and opinions probaly varied.
Plato does not mention precession? And who is to say that all the history books are correct...they are continually being updated as new knowledge emerges...that is what makes history such an interesting, ongoing subject. Nothing is solid and proved all is continually in flux.
Yes but nobody has provided any evidence to suggest Plato knew of precession and thus best stick to the history books on that one.
Plato does not name it but does describe the retrograde motion of precession at a slow rate of the outer stars
He has various complexeties of speed and retrograde motion of the various spheres to try and explain what was readily observed, basically he is trying to explain why planets and the sun appear to move faster than stars.
The kingdom of Mitanni was a feudal state led by a warrior nobility of Indo-Iranian origin, who entered the region of Aram-Naharaim (Upper Mesopotamia) on the Orontes River south of Mukis and Niya and North of Aram during the 17th century BC as vassals of the Hittites.
Yes you're talking about the same culture that expanded into Northern India and Iran, but the core region obviously was neither of these, and the expansion into Anatolia was from the core region, not India or Iran.
Can I suggest, as we have both aired our views on this subject somewhat exhaustingly and we are not going to get any closer to an agreement that we move onto something else? There is no point in taking this debate any further as there is nowhere for it to go, we disagree, period
Sure no problem...