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Science in antiquity by Benjamin Farrington

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

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StatementBenjamin Farrington.
SeriesHome university library of modern knowledge -- no.179
The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13686718M

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What would have made History of Science: Antiquity to better? This book is part history of science and part apologia for misguided religious intrusion into same. The parts regarding the actions of the Catholic Church I found particularly vexing partly for their selectivity (if one is going to try to mitigate the wrongs the Church has done. International quarterly journal of archaeological research. Features news, article index, and subscription details. Clagett’s Greek Science in Antiquity () does not restrict itself, as the title suggests, to Greek science, and this is one of this classic’s many virtues: Clagett discusses Roman science and extends his account well into Late Antiquity, providing a detailed single-volume overview of Greek and Roman science. Toxicology in Antiquity provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in antiquity. It brings together the two previously published shorter volumes on the topic, as well as adding considerable new information.

The volumes in Sciences of Antiquity explore how the ancients saw, interpreted and handled the natural world, from the elements to the most complex of living things. Their discussions on these matters formed a resource for those who later worked on the same topics, including scientists. A consequent purpose is to provide historians with an understanding of the materials with which later. He then wrote a book about late antiquity in the early s. He’s an example of someone who wears his learning very lightly. What he brings that’s new is interdisciplinarity—before we even knew what that word meant—between history and anthropology, and history and psychology, as well as an openness to breaking down some of the. Buy Science in antiquity by Benjamin Farrington online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. SCIENCE (IN ANTIQUITY) Though science is often used in a broader sense, it is here taken to mean the conscious search for regularities in nature. To describe the first instances of such activity is impossible. This article reviews certain aspects of the search that have been ancestral to Western culture; they took place in Egypt, Babylonia, the Greek cities, and the Roman Empire.