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The Flame of Miletus

The Birth of Science in Ancient Greece (and How it Changed The World)

John Freely

Ancient Greek science and philosophy began in the sixth century BCE in the wealthy city of Miletus in Asia Minor, where Thales and Anaximander proposed theories about the nature of the universe. This sweeping history of the Greek scientific tradition follows the chain of knowledge from these early physicists, through such thinkers as Aristotle and Archimedes, to the twilight of the classical age, the transmission of Greek ideas to the Islamic world and their revival in Europe during the Renaissance.
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  • Publisher: Tauris
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 225x155mm
  • ISBN: 9781788312455
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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