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Exact Sciences in Greek Antiquity

Editor(s): John G. Dellis, Vassilis Kostopoulos

Book Description

This book consists of 24 papers on ancient Greek science and technology. It covers such areas as mathematics, physics, engineering, astronomical methods and instruments, and environmental issues. A great variety of topics are discussed, including medical care in ancient Olympiads, mathematical concepts in Plato, the concept of the rate of change in various mathematical areas and the concept of symmetry in ancient Greece. Aristotle’s Physics on free falling bodies, world-structure formation and matter according to the Presocratics, acoustic phenomena in archaeological sites, Trojan Horse reconstruction, offensive and defensive weapons in Homer’s epics, and telecommunications in ancient Greece are also some of the issues addressed here. This book will be an important resource to physicists, mathematicians, engineers, archaeologists, historians, and philologists.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3355-4
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3355-7
Date of Publication: 01/07/2019
Pages / Size: 288 / A5
Price: £61.99
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Biography

Professor Emeritus Stephanos A. Paipetis is the founder and former Director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras, Greece. His research focused on advanced composites, and he was a representative of Greece in numerous international organizations and organized the first Aeronautics Department in the country. His publications include Defensive Weapons in Homer (2018); The Unknown Technology in Homer (2010); The Genius of Archimedes-23 Centuries of Influence on Mathematics (2010); and Ancient Greece and the Contemporary World (2017).

Professor Vassilis Kostopoulos is Director of the Institute of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras, Greece. His main research focus is the field of structures and materials with an emphasis on composite materials and lightweight structures. He is the main investigator for more than sixty research projects, and has published more than 180 articles in various international journals.