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Callippic Cycle (or Calippic) [ ]


A particular approximate common multiple of the year (specifically the tropical year) and the synodic month, that was proposed by Callippus during 330 BC. It is a period of 76 years, as an improvement of the 19-year Metonic cycle.

See also:
♦ Metonic Cycle ♦ Callippus


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