The Archimedes Palimpsest: Volume 2 (BOK)

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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. Images and transcriptions of three of these manuscripts are provided here. The first contains seven treatises by Archimedes, including two unique texts, Method and Stomachion, as well as the only extant Greek version of Floating Bodies. Previously unknown speeches by Hyperides and a second- or third-century commentary on Aristotle's Categories follow. The product of ten years of conservation, imaging, and scholarship, this book will be of interest to manuscript scholars, classicists, and historians of science.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
ISBN 9781107014374 Antall sider 352
Dimensjoner 24,1cm x 33,7cm x 4cm Vekt 2500 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Natalie Tchernetska, Nigel Wilson, Reviel Netz, William Noel
Emner og form Classical history / classical civilisation, History of mathematics