A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient by Georgia L. Irby

By Georgia L. Irby

A spouse to technology, know-how, and drugs in historic Greece and Rome brings a clean viewpoint to the learn of those disciplines within the historical international, with 60 chapters studying those issues from quite a few serious and technical perspectives.

  • Brings a clean standpoint to the research of technological know-how, expertise, and medication within the historical global, with 60 chapters analyzing those issues from quite a few serious and technical perspectives
  • Begins insurance in six hundred BCE and contains sections at the later Roman Empire and past, that includes dialogue of the transmission and reception of those principles into the Renaissance
  • Investigates key disciplines, suggestions, and hobbies in old technological know-how, know-how, and medication in the old, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society
  • Organizes its content material in halves: the 1st makes a speciality of mathematical and ordinary sciences; the second one makes a speciality of cultural purposes and interdisciplinary themes

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For instance, when air turns into fire by rarefaction, the air is gone; fire is not rarefied air, but a different substance from air, a successor substance with a different nature. Heraclitus takes a similar approach, saying that the birth of one substance is the death of another (TEGP 101).

All generable and destructible things are subject to change. They change by means of contraries, and that from which natural things are constructed is the same as those by which they are destroyed. Aristotle’s influential view was one of the issues that later caused difficulties for the Christian church, which consequently had to rethink Aristotle’s views in the generation of scholasticism, the fusion of Christian theology with Aristotelian thought. 12. Epicurus and Lucretius The views of Epicurus and Lucretius are a development of the earlier atomism of ­Leucippus and Democritus.

Sorabji (1983, 246 note 65) lists some possible exceptions, but in each case the balance of evidence is against an ex nihilo view. There is no The Creation and Destruction of the World 27 definite position of creation ex nihilo outside the Greek and early Christian traditions. In the Jewish tradition, there are some inconclusive passages in the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch: You who at the beginning of world called forth what previously was not. 4) By a word you called into life what was not there.

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