Cleomedes’ Lectures on Astronomy
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Cleomedes’ Lectures on Astronomy

A Translation of The Heavens
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ISBN-13:
9780520928510
Seiten:
254
Autor:
Cleomedes
Serie:
42, Hellenistic Culture and Society
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.
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.
Preface

Abbreviations



INTRODUCTION

Cleomedes’ Date

Cleomedes and Posidonius

Physics and Astronomy

Epistemology and Scientific Method

The Criterion and Demonstrative Procedures

Posidonius’ Legacy

Outline



TRANSLATION OF CLEOMEDES'
THE HEAVENS

Book One

Book Two

Figures



Appendix

Posidonius on Physics and Astronomy (Fragment 18 EK)

Glossary of Selected Terms

Bibliography

Passages from Cleomedes in Collections of Texts

General Index

Index Locorum