By Sir Thomas Heath

"A so much great addition to the literature of astronomical history." — Nature
"A most vital contribution to the early background of Greek notion and a impressive monument of English scholarship." — Journal of Hellenic Studies
This vintage paintings lines Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation via 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 comprises charges from quite a few thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander via Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.

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