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Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy

A Translation of The Heavens (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

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This edition was published in by University of California Press

Written in English

254 pages

At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was The Heavens (Caelestia), the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example of the interaction between science and philosophy in late antiquity. This volume contains a clear and idiomatic English translation--the first ever--of The Heavens, along with an informative introduction, detailed notes, and technical diagrams. This important work will now be accessible to specialists in both ancient philosophy and science and to readers interested in the history of astronomy and cosmology but with no knowledge of ancient Greek.

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Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of the Heavens
2004, University of California Press
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Cover of: Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy
Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
January 19, 2004, University of California Press
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Cleomedes' lectures on astronomy: a translation of the heavens with an introduction and commentary
2003, University of California Press
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At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was The Heavens (Caelestia), the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example of the interaction between science and philosophy in late antiquity. This volume contains a clear and idiomatic English translation--the first ever--of The Heavens, along with an informative introduction, detailed notes, and technical diagrams. This important work will now be accessible to specialists in both ancient philosophy and science and to readers interested in the history of astronomy and cosmology but with no knowledge of ancient Greek.

Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy

A Translation of The Heavens (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

1 edition

This edition was published in by University of California Press


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Library of Congress
2003055222, QB21 .C5313 2004

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
254
Dimensions
9.3 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL10434840M
ISBN 10
0520233255
ISBN 13
9780520233256
LC Control Number
2003055222
Library Thing
7098681
Goodreads
3198880

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