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    Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Georgia L. Irby-Massie, By (author) Paul T. Keyser

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    DescriptionWe all want to understand the world around us, and the ancient Greeks were the first to try and do so in a way we can properly call scientific. Their thought and writings laid the essential foundations for the revivals of science in medieval Baghdad and renaissance Europe. Now their work is accessible to all, with this invaluable introduction to c.100 scientific authors active from 320 BCE to 230 CE. The book begins with an outline of a new socio-political model for the development and decline of Greek science, followed by eleven chapters that cover the main disciplines: * the science which the Greeks saw as fundamental - mathematics * astronomy * astrology and geography * mechanics * optics and pneumatics * the non-mathematical sciences of alchemy, biology, medicine and 'psychology'. Each chapter contains an accessible introduction on the origins and development of the topic in question, and all the authors are set in context with brief biographies.

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    Greek Science of the Hellenistic Era
    A Sourcebook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georgia L. Irby-Massie, By (author) Paul T. Keyser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 652 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415238489
    ISBN 10: 041523848X

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    BIC E4L: SCI
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    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010, FOR010000
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    DC22: 509.38
    DC21: 509.38
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    LC classification: Q127.G7 I72 2002
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    Thema V1.0: PDX, CJ, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    71 line drawings, 6 tables, 1 b&w photograph
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 February 2002
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    "In terms of both the selection and arrangement of material, the book presents an excellent overview of later Greek science in its various aspects. The editors are especially to be praised for devoting individual chapters to astrology and alchemy. A great strength of the volume is the inclusion of a large amount of material from fragmentary or relatively obscure sources, much of which is newly translated into English."-Mark J. Schiefsky, Harvard University, "New England Classical Journal, 2004 "Irby-Massie and Keyser have produced a very useful and welcome resource for teaching and studing Hellenistic science....The volume is greatly enhanced by indices, a timeline, and maps....There are many enjoyable and engaging passages included in the volume, which strengthens its appeal as a teaching resource."-Classical World
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction 2. Mathematics 3. Astronomy 4. Astrology 5. Geography 6. Mechanics 7. Optics 8. Hydrostatics and Pneumatics 9. Alchemy 10. Biology 11. Medicine 12. "Psychology"