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By George Sarton

"There are few students or scientists at the present time who write as fantastically or as apparently as [Sarton] . . . [his] booklet is magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review
Although technology didn't commence in historical Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it truly is however real that methodic, rational research of the traditional universe originated mostly with early Hellenic thinkers. hence, the foremost a part of this e-book is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anywhere attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's most effective historians of technology, paints a vibrant and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, medication, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and finally flourished in the context of Greek society.
The e-book is split into 3 elements. half One starts with the earliest facts of prehistoric arithmetic, astronomy, and different technological know-how. Dr. Sarton then describes the achievements of Egypt and Mesopotamia, the sunrise of Greek tradition and the impressive flowering of Ionian technology within the 6th century B.C. Thales of Miletos, Anaximandrox, and Xenophanes are one of the vital figures mentioned. a whole bankruptcy specializes in the influential doctrines of Pythagoras.
Part opens with the distinction of Athens within the 5th century B.C. and its tremendous achievements in poetry and the humanities, philosophy, and technology. defined in lucid element are groundbreaking contributions of Heracleitos, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Zenon of Elea, Parmenides, Democritos, and so forth. additionally integrated during this part are perceptive discussions of geographers and historians of the 5th century (Herodotos, Thucydides, and others) and Greek medication of the 5th century (chiefly Hippocratic).
Part 3 specializes in the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so on, together with such vital faculties of concept because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant cognizance is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, usual sciences and drugs, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different issues.
"Of nice price to the overall historian and a thrilling, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review

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