Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era: A Sourcebook by Paul T. Keyser

By Paul T. Keyser

all of us are looking to comprehend the realm round us, and the traditional Greeks have been the 1st to attempt and accomplish that in a manner we will be able to appropriately name medical. Their concept and writings laid the fundamental foundations for the revivals of technological know-how in medieval Baghdad and renaissance Europe. Now their paintings is available to all, with this necessary creation to c.100 medical authors lively from 320 BCE to 230 CE.
The e-book starts off with an overview of a brand new socio-political version for the improvement and decline of Greek technology, via 11 chapters that disguise the most disciplines:
* the technology which the Greeks observed as basic - mathematics
* astronomy
* astrology and geography
* mechanics
* optics and pneumatics
* the non-mathematical sciences of alchemy, biology, drugs and 'psychology'.
Each bankruptcy comprises an obtainable advent at the origins and improvement of the subject in query, and all of the authors are set in context with short biographies.

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