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2. Astronomy in antiquity

2. Astronomy in antiquity  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Astronomy in antiquity
3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages

3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship

3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship Warlords and kings In the early summer of 307 BC, a young Macedonian general set sail from Ephesus with a fleet of 250 warships. Demetrius, some thirty years of age, and later affectionately known as ‘the Besieger’, was not of royal blood. His father Antigonus the One-Eyed had been a minor member of the Macedonian royal court, rising to power only after Alexander’s death, thanks to his command of the main bulk of the Macedonian army in Asia. By 307, Antigonus had seized control of most of Alexander’s conquered territories in western Asia,
5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt

5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt
The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Thonemann

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A Very Short Introduction
1. The idea of the Hellenistic

1. The idea of the Hellenistic  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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1. The idea of the Hellenistic The man from Soli all Greeks). The Persian empire, 200 years old, and stretching from the shores of the Aegean to the foothills of the Himalayas, must have seemed as stable as the heavens. A ‘Hellenistic’ Age? les trente glorieuses ; Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic. Historical ‘periods’ are blunt instruments, but without them we cannot talk about the past at all. Ancient Greek history is today conventionally divided into four periods: Archaic (from around 800 to 500 BC), Classical (500 to 323 BC), Hellenistic (323 to 30 BC) and Roman Imperial (30 BC to—say—AD
2. From Alexander to Augustus

2. From Alexander to Augustus  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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2. From Alexander to Augustus Boys’ Own drama, there is little to match Aratus’ night-time commando raid on Corinth in 243 BC (brilliantly narrated by Plutarch in his Life of Aratus ); for tragedy, little to compare with the fall and rise and fall of Demetrius the Besieger, or Cleopatra’s long struggle to preserve her kingdom from Roman annexation. This chapter provides a road map to the twists and turns of Hellenistic history, from the accession of Alexander (336 BC) to the death of Cleopatra and the end of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 BC).
3. Domestication in Europe

3. Domestication in Europe  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Domestication in Europe physica and mixed mathematics in the Latin West took some 400 years from the first translations in the 12th century until well into the 16th, when Archimedes and Ptolemy were printed and Aristotle’s ancient rivals revitalized. With the generation of Galileo, Kepler, and Francis Bacon, physica ’s place in the body of knowledge began to slip, although the Aristotelian world picture still hung securely, if awry, in universities and theological seminaries. The slippage owed much to social factors associated, as in Islamic times, with the needs of newly centralizing states, and with the discovery
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

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A Very Short Introduction
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

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A Very Short Introduction
2. Contexts, then and now

2. Contexts, then and now  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Contexts, then and now Being educated ) is a fresco from the so-called ‘House of Jason’ in the Italian city of Pompeii, and dates to some time between 15 BC and AD 15. Pompeii is one of our richest resources for artistic representations of classical mythology. Many of its masterpieces are now housed in the Naples museum, safe from future volcanic eruptions, the weather, and tourists. The museum is a veritable warehouse of myth. But each artwork has been removed from its original context, and without our being aware of where and how it would originally have been seen,
7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age

7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age
12. Byzantion

12. Byzantion  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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12. Byzantion
2. The architecture of the heavens

2. The architecture of the heavens  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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2. The architecture of the heavens In his years at the universities, Copernicus learned three important details about celestial motions that would provide a fundamental foundation for his future astronomical work.
Introduction

Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Introduction
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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3. Warrior: Alexander’s army
1. Invention in antiquity

1. Invention in antiquity  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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1. Invention in antiquity Tradition follows Aristotle in identifying the earliest physici as some gentlemen of Miletus, and in specifying half a dozen other Greek speakers as their successors. In this philo-Hellenic creation myth, no Greek physicus learned anything from a barbarian during the 250 years between the times of the eldest Milesian, Thales, and Aristotle. The story that Pythagoras, if he existed, did so partly in Egypt, suggests outside input; and studies of cuneiform texts reveal a natural knowledge among the Babylonians in some ways more advanced than that of the ancient Greeks. Still, the
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

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A Very Short Introduction
9. After Alexander

9. After Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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9. After Alexander
7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan

7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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