Heaven and Earth in Ancient Greek Cosmology

From Thales to Heraclides Ponticus

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-8115-8 (Print) 978-1-4419-8116-5 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii

  2. Archaic astronomy and the world-picture of a flat earth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      The Archaic World Picture

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      Pages 15-49

      Archaic Astronomical Instruments

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      Pages 51-62

      How Thales Was Able to Predict the Solar Eclipse of 28 May 585 B.C.

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      Pages 63-67

      The Shape of the Earth According to Thales

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      Pages 69-78

      The Riddle of the Celestial Axis

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      Pages 79-86

      The First Map of the Earth

  3. Anaximander and the discovery of space

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-97

      Anaximander: A Survey of His Ideas

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      Pages 99-120

      The Discovery of Space: Anaximander’s Cosmology

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      Pages 121-136

      Anaximander’s Numbers: The Dimensions of the Universe

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      Pages 137-144

      The Visualization of Anaximander’s World Picture

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      Pages 145-151

      Bellows or Lightning? A Curious Terminology Explained

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      Pages 153-160

      Critique of an Alleged Cosmic Architecture

  4. The completion of the new world-picture and the debate on the shape of the earth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

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      Pages 163-174

      A Survey from Anaximander to Aristarchus

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      Pages 175-180

      With Fear for His Own Life: Anaxagoras as a Cosmologist

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      Pages 181-188

      The Sun at the Horizon, Anaxagoras’ Proof of the Flatness of the Earth

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      Pages 189-200

      The Sun Is as Big as the Peloponnesus

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      Pages 201-212

      The Dodecahedron, or the Shape of the Earth According to Plato

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      Pages 213-220

      Fear of Falling: Aristotle on the Shape of the Earth

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      Pages 221-230

      Heraclides Ponticus and the Infinite Universe

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 231-261