Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 041523848X
ISBN-13: 9780415238489
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

We all want to understand the world around us, and the standard for scientific enquiry of the world was set my the ancient Greeks. Their thought and writings laid the essential foundations for the revivals of science in medieval Baghdad and renaissance Europe. Now this book makes the work of over 100 of these fathers of modern science available to all. The book begins by describing the environment in Ancient Greece that led to both the development and decline of Greek science, followed by eleven chapters that cover the main disciplines. Each chapter includes a brief biography of each ancient author.

Mary C. English is Associate Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University where she has taught Latin at all levels, including a seminar on the methodology of teaching Latin. She was the recipient of the American Philological Association's 2007 Award for Excellencein Teaching at the College Level. Since the Fall of 2003, she has been Editor of The Classical Outlook, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Classical League. For the past decade, she has also worked as a reader for the AP Latin examinations. Georgia L. Irby-Massie is Associate Professor ofClassical Studies at the College of William and Mary where she has taught Latin and Greek at all levels. She has received several student-initiated teaching awards and been nominated for teaching with technology awards. In 2008, She participated in the College Board National Faculty Colloquium onAdvanced Placement Latin. She is the editor of Nuntius, the newsletter of Eta Sigma Phi, a national honor society for undergraduate students of the Classics.

Paul Keyser�s publications include work on gravitational physics, computer science, stylometry, Greek tragedy, and ancient science. Formerly a teacher of Classics, he is currently crafting Java for IBM�s Watson Research Center.Georgia L. Irby-Massie is Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary. Her research broadly investigates reflections of science in literature and society, and includes publications on astrology, geography, natural philosophy in tragedy, and women scientists. 

Preface
Acknowledgments
Figure and Maps Credits
Timeline of Authors Excerpted
Introduction
Mathematics
Astronomy
Astrology
Geography
Mechanics
Optics
Hydrostatics and Pneumatics
Alchemy
Biology: Botany and Zoology
Medicine
Psychology
Bibliography
Indexes
Concordance of Passages Cited (Not Excerpted)

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