By George Sarton

"There are few students or scientists this present day who write as fantastically or as apparently as [Sarton] . . . [his] booklet is magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review
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.
The ebook is split into 3 elements. half One starts off with the earliest proof 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 extraordinary flowering of Ionian technology within the 6th century B.C. Thales of Miletos, Anaximandrox, and Xenophanes are one of the very important figures mentioned. a complete bankruptcy specializes in the influential doctrines of Pythagoras.
Part opens with the dignity of Athens within the 5th century B.C. and its exceptional achievements in poetry and the humanities, philosophy, and technological know-how. defined in lucid aspect are groundbreaking contributions of Heracleitos, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Zenon of Elea, Parmenides, Democritos, and so on. additionally incorporated 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 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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