Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece
Although science did not begin in ancient Greece (millennia of work in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and other regions preceded Greek efforts) it is nevertheless true that methodic, rational investigation of the natural universe originated largely with early Hellenic thinkers. Thus, the major part of this book is of necessity devoted to Greece. Drawing wherever possible on original sources, Dr. Sarton, one of the world's foremost historians of science, paints a vivid and illuminating picture of mathematics, astronomy, physics, biology, medicine, and other sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and ultimately flourished within the context of Greek society.
PART ONE - ORIENTAL AND GREEK ORIGINS
Chapter I - THE DAWN OF SCIENCE
Chapter II - EGYPT
Chapter III - MESOPOTAMIA
Chapter IV - DARK INTERLUDE
Chapter V - THE DAWN OF GREEK CULTURE. HOMER AND HESIOD
Chapter VII - ASSYRIAN INTERMEZZO
Chapter VII - IONIAN SCIENCE IN THE SIXTH CENTURY
Chapter VIII - PYTHAGORAS
PART TWO - THE FIFTH CENTURY
Chapter IX - GREECE AGAINST PERSIA. THE GLORY OF ATHENS
Chapter X - PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE TO THE DEATH OF SOCRATES
Chapter XI - MATHEMATICS, ASTRONOMY, AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE FIFTH CENTURY
Chapter XII - GEOGRAPHERS AND HISTORIANS OF THE FIFTH CENTURY
Chapter XIII - GREEK MEDICINE OF THE FIFTH CENTURY, CHIEFLY HIPPOCRATIC
Chapter XIV - THE HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS
Chapter XV - COAN ARCHAEOLOGY
PART THREE - THE FOURTH CENTURY
Chapter XVI - PLATO AND THE ACADEMY
Chapter XVII - MATHEMATICS AND ASTRONOMY IN PLATO’S TIME
Chapter XVIII - XENOPHON
Chapter XIX - ARISTOTLE AND ALEXANDER. THE LYCEUM
Chapter XX - MATHEMATICS, ASTRONOMY, AND PHYSICS IN ARISTOTLE’S TIME
Chapter XXI - THE NATURAL SCIENCES AND MEDICINE IN ARISTOTLE’S TIME
Chapter XXII - ARISTOTELIAN HUMANITIES AND HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE FOURTH CENTURY B.C.
Chapter XXIII - OTHER THEORIES OF LIFE AND OF KNOWLEDGE THE GARDEN AND THE PORCH
Chapter XXIV - EPILOGUE: THE END OF A CYCLE
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