What we can learn from a diagram: The case of aristarchus's on the sizes and distances of the sun and moon

Nathan Sidoli*

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By using the example of a single proposition and its diagrams, this paper makes explicit a number of the processes in effect in the textual transmission of works in the exact sciences of the ancient and medieval periods. By examining the diagrams of proposition 13 as they appear in the Greek, Arabic, and Latin traditions of Aristarchus's On the Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon, we can see a number of ways in which medieval, and early modern, scholars interpreted their sources in an effort to understand and transmit canonical ancient texts. This study highlights the need for modern scholars to take into consideration all aspects of the medieval transmission in our efforts to understand ancient practices.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)525-547
ページ数23
ジャーナルAnnals of Science
64
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 10
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 科学史および科学哲学

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