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Измерение астрономических расстояний в Древней Греции
Measuring Distances in Ancient Greek Astronomy

Author(s): Andrey Shetnikov
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Новосибирский государственный университет
Keywords: Ancient science; astronomy; eclipses; measuring techniques

Summary/Abstract: The article is based on a course of lectures in Ancient astronomy delivered at the international summer school “Τεχνη. Theoretical Foundations of Arts, Sciences and Technology in the Greco-Roman World” (August 2010, Novosibirsk) organized by the Centre for Ancient philosophy and the classical tradition and sponsored by the “Open Society Institute”. Two attachments are devoted to al-Biruni’s and early modern measurements of distances to Sun and Moon.

  • Issue Year: IV/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 325-348
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: Russian