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By Sir Thomas Heath

"A such a lot welcome boost to the literature of astronomical history." — Nature
"A most vital contribution to the early heritage of Greek suggestion and a impressive monument of English scholarship." — Journal of Hellenic Studies
This vintage paintings strains Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation by means of millennia of Copernicus's innovative idea of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's background of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and comprises costs from a variety of thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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