The Unknown Technology in Homer

The Unknown Technology in Homer

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Author: S. A. Paipetis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048125146

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 210

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Using such terms as science and technology, which have been relatively - cently adopted, to write about situations and events that occurred 2,500 years ago, may be a paradox. The Homeric Epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, refer to the Mycenean Era, a civilisation that ?ourished from the 16th to 12th c- tury BCE. The seeming paradox ceases to be one when modern specialists, searching through the ancients texts, discover knowledge and applications so advanced, that can be termed as scienti?c or technological in the modern sense of the words. The present book is based on extensive research performed by the author and his associates at the University of Patras, along with the presentations of other researchers at two international symposia, which he organized in 1 Ancient Olympia. It consists of ?ve parts, of which Part I is introductory, including such chapters as Homer and Homeric Epics, Troy and the mythological causes of the War, Achilles and his wrath, the siege and fall of Troy, Odysseus’ long way home, the Trojan war and the cultural tradition, scienti?c knowledge in the Homeric Epics and ?nally an account on science and technology. Part II includes three chapters on applications of principles of natural s- ence, including chariot racing and the laws of curvilinear motion, creep in wood and hydrodynamics of vortices and the gravitational sling.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Study Guide for Homer s Odyssey

A Study Guide for Homer s Odyssey

Nagy's purpose is to show how Homer's poems became classics during the years
of when Athens flourished. Paipetis, S.A., The Unknown Technology in Homer (
History of Mechanism and Machine Science), Springer, 2010. This English ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410335098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science

Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science

2.10 Final Conclusion The Homeric Epics appear to be, a gold mine of scientific
and technological knowledge. Among others ... Paipetis, S.A.: The Unknown
Technology in Homer, History of Mechanism and Machine Science, vol. 9.
Springer ...

Author: Marco Ceccarelli

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030323981

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

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This book discusses technological developments by distinguished figures in the history of MMS (mechanism and machine science). It includes biographies of well-known scientists, describing their efforts, experiences and achievements and offering a modern interpretation of their legacy. This volume includes scientists from a wide range of time periods, academic disciplines, and geographical backgrounds, such as Giovanni Bianchi, Homer, Taqi Al-Din, Jacques de Vaucanson, Ma Jun, Xu Baosheng, Alexander Alexandrovich Golovin, Francesco di Giorgio and Cesare Rossi. Covering a wide range of figures within the field of history of mechanical engineering, with a particular focus on MMS, this fourth volume is of interest to, and will inspire the work (historical or not) of many.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Gods and Robots

Gods and Robots

Unknown Technology in Homer. New York: Springer Science. Palaephatus. On
Unbelievable Tales. 1996. Trans. and comm. Jacob Stern. Wauconda, IL:
Bolchazy-Carducci. Pannikar, R. 1984. “The Destiny of Technological Civilization
: An ...

Author: Adrienne Mayor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691202266

Category: History

Page: 304

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Traces the story of how ancient cultures envisioned artificial life, automata, self-moving devices and human enhancements, sharing insights into how the mythologies of the past related to and shaped ancient machine innovations.
Categories: History

Tin and Global Capitalism 1850 2000

Tin and Global Capitalism  1850 2000

Homer, The Illiad and Odysses of Homer, trans. Thomas Hobbes (London: W.
Crook, 1686), 225–27, 241, 279. See also S.A. Paipetis, The Unknown
Technology in Homer (Dordrecht: Springer, 2010), 121–22. 43 . Michael Shafer, “
Mineral ...

Author: Mats Ingulstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317816119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 522

For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation and helped feed both the armies of the great powers and the masses of the new urban society. The trouble with tin was that economically viable deposits of the metal could only be found in a few regions of the world, predominantly in the southern hemisphere, while the main centers of consumption were in the industrialized north. The tin trade was therefore a highly politically charged economy in which states and private enterprise competed and cooperated to assert control over deposits, smelters and markets. Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization. The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. By highlighting the global struggles for control and the constantly shifting economic, geographical and political constellations within one specific industry, this collection of essays brings the state back into business history, and the firm into the history of international relations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Assault on the Unknown

Assault on the Unknown

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology , with
Homer J. Stewart as project director , had developed for the Army a small liquid -
fueled research rocket which was christened the WAC - Corporal . In October ,
1945 ...

Author: Walter Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011699678

Category: International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958

Page: 460

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Account of the International Geophysical Year which ran from July 1, 1957 to December 31, 1958 and focused on international research and exchange of data relating to meteorological observations.
Categories: International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958

Principles of Experimental Physics for Students of Science and Technology

Principles of Experimental Physics for Students of Science and Technology

Homer James Hotchkiss, Floyd Cooper Fairbanks. M S the galvanometer . The
essential parts of a galvanometer of the D'Arsonval type is the coil C ( Fig . 60 )
suspended by a very light conducting suspension between two magnetic pole ...

Author: Homer James Hotchkiss

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086627385

Category:

Page: 478

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Sense and Nonsense in Homer

Sense and Nonsense in Homer

Each of these is characterised by its own technological and behavioural features
as well as distinct raw material type . ... by the inhabitants of Tell Nebi Mend who
employed a different technology at a different place because of as yet unknown ...

Author: John B. Wilson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015061312644

Category: Social Science

Page: 76

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An examination of passages in Homeric texts which either present semantic or logical difficulties or are incoherent or inconsistent. Extracts from the Iliad and the Odyssey are translated into English with a detailed analysis of ambiguous terms. Wilson illustrates that translators in the past have tended to ignore literary accuracy in favour of producing a readable story.
Categories: Social Science

Ancient Technology

Ancient Technology

... that awarded to Archimedes for his water screw, but he (almost certainly ''he'' in
this case) remains yet another unknown inventor. In this biographical section, I
have for the most part limited entries to people who actively advanced technology
, and have excluded those whose contribution to ancient technology is largely the
fact that they wrote about it: so there is no Homer, Vergil, or Younger Pliny here.

Author: John William Humphrey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313327637

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 249

Describes physical, ideological, and linguistic inventions of the ancient Mediterranean societies.
Categories: History

Studies in Ancient Technology

Studies in Ancient Technology

... in the later eighteenth century this figure was only 50 % and it seems that the
diamond was unknown before our era . ... What we caught we left behind , but
what we failed to catch we brought with us ” is the riddle propounded to Homer by
 ...

Author: R. J.. Forbes

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 153

View: 937

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Technology Review

Technology Review

On the contrary ( to judge by Homer , Plato , and others ) , it seems to have been
generally affirmed among the ancients ... In much the same way does the
unknown x of an algebraic equation serve to express the relations into which x
enters ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006796430

Category: Technology

Page:

View: 725

Categories: Technology

Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology

BOOKS Worrying efficiently The Ingenuity Gap , by Thomas Homer - Dixon . ...
Most people worry inefficiently , either with undifferentiated anxiety about an
unknown future or with hypomania about ... The book begins with a grip
technology .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C081686490

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

View: 336

Categories: Electronic journals

Learning and Leading with Technology

Learning and Leading with Technology

The rule " Compiling the desired polynomial using the table of Homer scheme "
reads : set up a monomial corresponding to each column of the table by raising
the argument to power in line 4 of the table and multiply it by numerical coefficient
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006177149

Category: Computer literacy

Page:

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Categories: Computer literacy

Australian National Bibliography

Australian National Bibliography

Melbourne : Homer Computer Services , 1990. price unknown 670.285 ISBN 0
7316 9583 6 Compose yourself . ... Information Technology , Division of Science
and Technology , Griffith University , 1989. price unknown 364.168 ISBN O
86857 ...

Author:

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 00049816

Category: Bibliography, National

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography, National

Maryland High tech Directory

Maryland High tech Directory

Manufacturer of hypothermia equipment for radio therapy in cancer research .
Products are sold to the medical industry . Products : MED - TH . SIC : 3841 .
Chronometrics , Inc . Homer Guerra , President 11931 Tech Rd . Silver Spring ,
MD ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016168589

Category: High technology industries

Page:

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Categories: High technology industries

Science and Technology in Agriculture

Science and Technology in Agriculture

C. Clyde Jones, Homer Edward Socolofsky. The energy situation should not
directly affect foreign cotton production as the leading producer nations either are
self-sufficient in petroleum or have a dependable source. Countries such as the ...

Author: C. Clyde Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924051753279

Category: Agricultural innovations

Page: 236

View: 419

Categories: Agricultural innovations

Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture

Systems ecology and cybernetics describe life forms that resemble the subtle and
delicately balanced forms created by a Homer or a Shakespeare . Intricacies of
animal structure and behavior rival the most creative accomplishments of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B726868

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

A History of Technology

A History of Technology

... and already embodied principles of construction unknown in the north but
fundamental to all big wooden ships down to ... It is clear that in the society
described by Homer there was already a sharp distinction between the ship - of -
war and ...

Author: Charles Singer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000674664

Category: Civilization

Page:

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Categories: Civilization

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

His ideas are generally unknown for over thirty years. 1865 Friedrich August
Kekule ... 1873 Following the description given in Homer's Iliad, Heinrich
Schliemann locates the site of the ancient city of Troy in Turkey. The discovery
stimulates ...

Author: Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0122004000

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

View: 152

Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology
Categories: Computers

Pennsylvania Technology Directory

Pennsylvania Technology Directory

... sales unknown Classification ( s ) : Primary : Factory and Industrial Automation
Fox IV Technologies , Inc. 1045 William ... Homer City , PA 15748 Indiana County
Phone : ( 412 ) 479-4500 Fax : ( 412 ) 479-3400 Year Formed : 1928 Number ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000043249015

Category: High technology industries

Page:

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Categories: High technology industries