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By of Samos. Aristarchus; Heath, Thomas Little

This vintage paintings strains Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation via millennia of Copernicus's innovative thought of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's historical past of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and comprises charges from quite a few thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

summary: This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation via millennia of Copernicus's innovative concept of the orbital movement of the earth. Heath's historical past of astronomy levels from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and contains costs from a number of thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures

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P. 356. 1). 32 Aët. ii. 20. 2 (D. G. p. 348. 8); Hippol. Refut i. 7. 4 (D. G. p. 561. 3). 51 33 Aët. iii. 10. 1 (V. G. p. 376. 22). 34 Aët. iii. 11. I (D. G. p. 377. 7). 35 Aiistotle, De caelo ii. 13, 294 a 30. 36 Tannery, op. , p. 71. 37 Theon of Smyrna, p. 198. 17 . 38 The ‘tropical year’ is the time required by the sun to return to the same position with reference to the equinoctial points, while the ‘sidereal year’ is the time taken to return to the same position with reference to the fixed stars.

Tannery raises the question of the heights (‘hauteurs’) of these particular hoops, by which he seems to mean their breadths as they would be seen (if visible) from the centre. Thus, if the bore of the sun’s tube were not circular but flattened (like a hoop), in the surface which it presents towards the earth, to several times the breadth of the sun’s disc, it might be possible to explain the annual motion of the sun by supposing the opening through which the sun is seen to change its position continually on the surface of the hoop.

57. 18 Delambre (Hist, de l’astronomie ancienne, i, p. , the astronomers Hi and Ho 50 were put to death, accordingto law, in consequence of an eclipse of the sun occurring which they had not foretold. 19 Cf. Diodorus, i, c. 50; ii, c. 30. 20 Gomperz, Griechische Denker, i3, p. 421. 21 Tannery, op. , p. 60. 22 Aët. li. 20. 9 (D. G. p. 349). 23 Aët. ii. 24. I (D. G. pp. 353, 354). 24 Aët. ii. 29. 6 (D. G. p. 360). 25 Theophrastus apud Simpl. in Phys. p. 23. 24 (D. G. p. 475; Vors. i2, p. 9. 22); cf.

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