Archimedes Palimpsest (BOK)

Reviel Netz

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The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer book that was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including one that contained two unique works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. Sold at auction in 1998, it has since been the subject of a privately funded project to conserve, image, and transcribe its texts. In this volume the scientists, conservators, classicists, and historians involved in the project discuss in full their techniques and their discoveries. These include new speeches by the classical Athenian orator Hyperides, a lost commentary on Aristotle's Categories from the second or third century AD, and substantial re-readings and reinterpretations of the works by Archimedes. The book discusses the pioneering imaging and post-processing techniques used to reveal the texts, and includes detailed codicological descriptions of all eight manuscripts that constitute the Palimpsest. It will be of interest to manuscript scholars, conservators, classicists, and historians of science.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Reviel Netz
ISBN 9781107014572
Antall sider 350 Dimensjoner 24,1cm x 33,7cm x 4cm
Vekt 2490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Natalie Tchernetska, Nigel Wilson, Reviel Netz, William Noel