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Ancient Greek and Roman Science: A Very Short Introduction

Liba Taub

March 2023

ISBN: 9780198736998

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Liba Taub gives an overview of the major developments in early science between the 8th century BC and 6th century AD. Focussing on Greece and Rome, she discusses the key thinkers and their theories, and traces the evolution of ideas concerning the natural world and its operation, and considers the influence these ideas have had on later centuries.

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Liba Taub gives an overview of the major developments in early science between the 8th century BC and 6th century AD. Focussing on Greece and Rome, she discusses the key thinkers and their theories, and traces the evolution of ideas concerning the natural world and its operation, and considers the influence these ideas have had on later centuries.

  • Offers an overview of ancient Greek and Roman scientific thought and practice
  • Considers the broader cultural settings in which scientific and mathematical work was undertaken
  • Discusses the influence of scientific and mathematical work in other ancient cultures, including Babylonian, Egyptian, and Indian
  • Shows the lasting impact of ancient theories which are still discussed by scientists today
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Liba Taub, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, and Director of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Liba Taub is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge, and Director and Curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.She is a Fellow of Newnham College. Her books include The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Science (2020); The Cambridge History of Science, vol. 1: Ancient Science (2018), co-edited with Alexander Jones; and Science Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2017).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Expert poets
    2:Inventing nature
    3:Those clever Greeks
    4:Let no one unskilled in geometry enter here
    5:A theory of everything
    6:Old school ties
    7:Roman Natura
    8:How high the moon? River Deep Mountain High
    9:Is there scientific progress?
    10:Going by the book - or not
    11:Beyond antiquity
    Ancient Science timeline
    Further Reading
    Index

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