History of the Sciences in Greco-Roman Antiquity

By Arnold Reymond; Ruth Gheury De Bray | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
PREFACE PAGEV
INTRODUCTIONI
EGYPT AND CHALDEA
1. The Mathematical Sciences2
2. The Astronomical Sciences9
3. The Physical and Natural Sciences15
GREEK AND ROMAN SCIENCE
PART I. HISTORICAL OUTLINE
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS17
CHAP. I. THE HELLENIC PERIOD, 650-300 B.C.21
1. Ionia and Asia Minor22
2. Pythagoras and his School32
3. The Eleatic School36
4. Atomistic Tendencies39
5. Medical Science48
6. The Exact Sciences in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. The Schools of Athens and Cyzicus54
7. Aristotle. The Natural Sciences61
CHAP. II. THE ALEXANDRIAN PERIOD. From 300 B.C. to the first century of the Christian Era65
1. Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics66
2. Geography and Astronomy81
3. Medicine and the Natural Sciences89
CHAP. III. THE GRECO-ROMAN PERIOD. From the Christian Era to the Sixth Century A.D.92
1. The Romans and Science92
2. Greek Science in the East95

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