By George Sarton
Although technology didn't start in historic Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it truly is however real that methodic, rational research of the typical universe originated principally with early Hellenic thinkers. therefore, the key a part of this publication is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anyplace attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's most advantageous historians of technological know-how, paints a brilliant and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, drugs, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and finally flourished in the context of Greek society.
Part 3 specializes in the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon etc, together with such vital faculties of inspiration because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant realization is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, average sciences and medication, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different subject matters.
"Of nice worth to the overall historian and a thrilling, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review
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