By Georgia L. Irby

ISBN-10: 1118372670

ISBN-13: 9781118372678

A significant other to technological know-how, expertise, and drugs in old Greece and Rome brings a clean viewpoint to the learn of those disciplines within the historic global, with 60 chapters reading those subject matters from various severe and technical perspectives.

  • Brings a clean viewpoint to the research of technology, expertise, and drugs within the old global, with 60 chapters interpreting those themes from numerous severe and technical perspectives
  • Begins insurance in six hundred BCE and comprises sections at the later Roman Empire and past, that includes dialogue of the transmission and reception of those rules into the Renaissance
  • Investigates key disciplines, techniques, and routine in historic technological know-how, expertise, and medication in the old, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society
  • Organizes its content material in halves: the 1st makes a speciality of mathematical and ordinary sciences; the second one makes a speciality of cultural purposes and interdisciplinary themes

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Bertman, S. 2010. The Genesis of Science: The Story of Greek Imagination. Amherst, NY: Prometheus. Brunet, P. and A. Mieli. 1935. Histoire des sciences: Antiquité. Paris: Payot. Chimisso, C. 2008. Writing the History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France, 1900 to 1960s. Aldershot: Ashgate. Clagett, M. 1955. Greek Science in Antiquity. New York: Collier Books. Cohen, M. B. and I. E. Drabkin. 1948. A Source Book in Greek Science. New York: McGraw Hill. Cornford, F. M. 1938. ” In Background to Modern Science, edited by J.

Konrad. Thanks also go to Georgia’s aunt Carol L. Irby, so much like her brother, to John L. Robinson, her nautical mentor and best friend, and to her mother Patricia A. Irby, who so eagerly and supportively endured myriad updates. The editor dedicates her 8 Introduction own efforts to the memory of her beloved father Richard E. Irby, Jr. and her brothers Richard III and William. This Companion is the product of the collaboration of fifty‐three busy scholars, includ­ ing the editor, who thanks them all for taking time out of busy teaching and research schedules to write these engaging, informative, and accessible discussions.

Firstly, fiery aether immediately passed through the loose interstices of earth and being light, elevated itself carrying with it much fire … light and aether then formed a coherent body curved in all places which spread widely in all directions to enclose all things in a greedy embrace. 449–471) The Creation and Destruction of the World 25 Behind this there is an important principle of cosmology: So many primordial particles, in a multitude of ways, have been propelled by their own weight and impacts for an infinite amount of time, and they have made trial of all things their union could produce.

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