Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece by George Sarton PDF

By George Sarton

ISBN-10: 0486274950

ISBN-13: 9780486274959

"There are few students or scientists at the present time who write as superbly or as curiously as [Sarton] . . . [his] e-book is magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review
Although technology didn't start in historical Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it truly is however real that methodic, rational research of the ordinary universe originated mostly with early Hellenic thinkers. hence, the main a part of this e-book is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anywhere attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's most advantageous historians of technology, paints a shiny and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, drugs, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and finally flourished in the context of Greek society.
The ebook is split into 3 components. half One starts off with the earliest facts of prehistoric arithmetic, astronomy, and different technological know-how. Dr. Sarton then describes the achievements of Egypt and Mesopotamia, the sunrise of Greek tradition and the outstanding flowering of Ionian technology within the 6th century B.C. Thales of Miletos, Anaximandrox, and Xenophanes are one of the vital figures mentioned. a complete bankruptcy specializes in the influential doctrines of Pythagoras.
Part opens with the distinction of Athens within the 5th century B.C. and its tremendous achievements in poetry and the humanities, philosophy, and technological know-how. defined in lucid aspect are groundbreaking contributions of Heracleitos, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Zenon of Elea, Parmenides, Democritos, etc. additionally integrated during this part are perceptive discussions of geographers and historians of the 5th century (Herodotos, Thucydides, and others) and Greek drugs of the 5th century (chiefly Hippocratic).
Part 3 specializes in the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so forth, together with such very important faculties of proposal because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant realization is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, average sciences and medication, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different issues.
"Of nice worth to the overall historian and a thrilling, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review

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