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Hellenistic science and culture in the last three centuries B.C.

Author: George Sarton
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Sarton
ISBN: 0486277402 9780486277400
OCLC Number: 28413692
Notes: Originally published as vol. 2 of A history of science. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1952-1959.
Description: xxvi, 554 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. The Alexandrian renaissance --
II. The Museum --
III. Euclid of Alexandria --
IV. Astronomy. Aristarchos and Aratos --
V. Archimēdēs and Apollōnios --
VI. Geography and chronology in the third century : Eratosthenēs of Cyrēne --
VII. Physics and technology in the third century --
VIII. Anatomy in the third century --
IX. Medicine in the third century --
X. The Library --
XI. Philosophy and religion in the third century --
XII. Knowledge of the past in the third century --
XIII. Language, arts, and letters --
XIV. Orientalism --
XV. The social background --
XVI. Religion in the last two centuries --
XVII. Philosophy in the last two centuries. Poseidōnios, Cicero, and Lucraetius --
XVIII. Mathematics in the last two centuries --
XIX. Astronomy in the last two centuries. Hipparchos of Nicaia --
XX. Physics and technology in the last two centuries. Ctēsibios, Philōn of Byzantion, Vitruvius --
XXI. Natural history (chiefly agriculture) --
XXII. Medicine in the last two centuries --
XXIII. Geography in the last two centuries. Cratēs and Strabōn --
XXIV. Knowledge of the past in the last two centuries --
XXV. Literature --
XXVI. Philology in the last two centuries --
XXVII. Art in the last two centuries --
XXVIII. Orientalism in the last two centuries --
XIX. Conclusion.
Other Titles: History of science
Responsibility: George Sarton.
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