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By Sir Thomas Heath

"A so much great addition to the literature of astronomical history." — Nature
"A most crucial contribution to the early historical past of Greek suggestion and a striking monument of English scholarship." — Journal of Hellenic Studies
This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation through 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 contains prices from a number of thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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