Thomas Heath's Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus (Dover Books on PDF

By Thomas Heath

ISBN-10: 048615081X

ISBN-13: 9780486150819

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Publish 12 months note: First released December ninth 1913
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This vintage paintings strains Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation by way of millennia of Copernicus's innovative concept of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's heritage of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and contains charges from quite a few thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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Diodorus, i, c. 50; ii, c. 30. 20 Gomperz, Griechische Denker, i3, p. 421. 21 Tannery, op. , p. 60. 22 Aët. li. 20. 9 (D. G. p. 349). 23 Aët. ii. 24. I (D. G. pp. 353, 354). 24 Aët. ii. 29. 6 (D. G. p. 360). 25 Theophrastus apud Simpl. in Phys. p. 23. 24 (D. G. p. 475; Vors. i2, p. 9. 22); cf. Aristotie, Metafih. A. 3, 983 b 21; De caelo ii. 13, 294 a 28. 26 Tannery, op. , p. 56. 27 Tannery, op. , p. 70. 28 Aët. ii. 6 (D. G. p. 358. 19; p. 16). 29 Theon of Smyrna, p. 198. 19–199. 2. 30 Tannery, op.

P. 356. 1). 32 Aët. ii. 20. 2 (D. G. p. 348. 8); Hippol. Refut i. 7. 4 (D. G. p. 561. 3). 51 33 Aët. iii. 10. 1 (V. G. p. 376. 22). 34 Aët. iii. 11. I (D. G. p. 377. 7). 35 Aiistotle, De caelo ii. 13, 294 a 30. 36 Tannery, op. , p. 71. 37 Theon of Smyrna, p. 198. 17 . 38 The ‘tropical year’ is the time required by the sun to return to the same position with reference to the equinoctial points, while the ‘sidereal year’ is the time taken to return to the same position with reference to the fixed stars.

Nor were they used of years and days only; in fact sar, ner, and soss were collective numerals simply, like our words ‘gross’, ‘score’, &c. (Cantor, Gesch. d. Mathematik, i3, p. 36). 16 See George Smith, Assyrian Discoveries, p. 409. 17 Tannery, op. , p. 57. 18 Delambre (Hist, de l’astronomie ancienne, i, p. , the astronomers Hi and Ho 50 were put to death, accordingto law, in consequence of an eclipse of the sun occurring which they had not foretold. 19 Cf. Diodorus, i, c. 50; ii, c. 30. 20 Gomperz, Griechische Denker, i3, p.

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