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Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture
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Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

C. J. Tuplin, T. E. Rihll, and Lewis Wolpert

Abstract

Ancient Greece was the birthplace of science, which developed in the Hellenised culture of ancient Rome. This volume locates science within ancient Greek society and culture, explores the cultural roots of ancient science within ancient society whilst investigating its impact upon that society, and identifies it as a cultural phenomenon deserving no less attention than literary or artistic creativity. It examines the role and achievement of science and mathematics in Greek antiquity through discussion of the linguistic, literary, political, religious, sociological, and technological factors th ... More

Keywords: ancient Greece, Homer, Cicero, Pliny, Euclid, Galen, Ptolemy, science, mathematics, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198152484
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. J. Tuplin, editor
University of Liverpool
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T. E. Rihll, editor
Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Wales, Swansea
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Lewis Wolpert, contributor