Review - Source Book in Greek Science (Cohen)

Review - Source Book in Greek Science (Cohen) - When first...

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When first released most contributions that dealt with the history of Greek science had been written primarily for the specialist and few scholarly works were available that gave a panoramic picture of the whole field of ancient scientific thought and achievement. Furthermore, much of the vast literature on the ancient Greek scientific efforts was dispersed among philological books and periodicals not readily available to the average student. There was a definite need for a book giving a range of primary sources in the various disciplines of the natural sciences for which more precise references could have been found. This contribution of Morris Cohen and I.E. Drabkin filled such a need, and it should even today have a special appeal not only to the biologist and other students of the natural sciences but to the cultured layman as well. It appears that Cohen and Drabkin have been concerned in trying to draw a fine line between what may be considered truly representative of ancient Greek scientific observation and what is folklore. Future historians who wade through specialized scientific
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ECON 530 taught by Professor Giertz during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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