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Author Olmos, Paula.

Title Greek Science in the Long Run [electronic resource] : Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE-17th c. CE).

Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents Table of contents; acknowledgements; introduction; part i; categorical anachronisms and their consequences for the history of science; ancient greece and gender studies; the field of argumentation; stochastic knowledge; euge, graeculi nostri!; giorgio valla, editor and translator of ancient scientific texts; part ii; the more it changes; musical terminology in plato's dialogues; on ptolemy's harmonics 2.4; euclid's swan song; part iii; philosophy and teleology; pharmaka; galen on body, temperaments and personalities; knowing the body; the forum vulcani in the work of juan huarte; contributors.
Summary Greek traditions relating to both the arts and sciences of life and health and those regarding the systematic development of theories of measurement and quantification enjoyed an incredibly long reputation and showed a kind of versatility that challenges any simplistic, dogmatic or a priori viewpoint about the meaning and social function of systematic knowledge. In this sense, they allow us to focus on very specific traits of the multiple processes of production, textual arrangement and trans ...
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Science -- Greece -- History.
Science, Ancient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Olmos, Paula. Greek Science in the Long Run : Essays on the Greek Scientific Tradition (4th c. BCE-17th c. CE). Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2012 9781443837750
ISBN 9781443838412 (electronic bk.)
1443838411 (electronic bk.)