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FIF 136 Before Computers: Ancient Science, Technology & Philosophy

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Fire from Heaven? The Wheel! Man the Toolmaker—and Woman! Why did Vulcan limp? Infernal Machines—the Two Cultures before C. P. Snow. Eureka!—Archimedes, Pythagoras, and Company. Making (non)sense of it all—the First Philosophers. Medicine Men and Ancient Ecologists. From Alpha to Omega—the Classical Roots of Modern Scientific Vocabulary. No Ancient Industrial Revolution? Ancient Science Fiction. Modern Historians of Ancient Science, and more.

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