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Resources on ancient science, medicine, mathematics, technology, and engineering.
  1. Calendars & Time (43)
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  3. Egyptian Science
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  5. Science - Greek Science (8)
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Ancient Greek Scientists and Their Important Discoveries
The Greeks developed philosophy as a way of understanding the natural world without resorting to myth or magic. Early Greek philosophers were also scientists. Many of their discoveries and inventions are still used today.

Important Names in Greco-Roman Medicine
The Greeks and Romans contributed greatly to the field of medicine, advancing it substantially from a magic-based process to one involving regimens, like diet and exercise, and observation, diagnosis, and more.

Four Humors - Hippocratic Method and the Four Humors in Medicine
When today's doctor prescribes an antibiotic to fight infection, he's trying to put the patient's body back in balance, just as the ancient doctors did when they balanced the body according to the theory of four humors.

Hippocratic Oath - First Do No Harm
Are the words "first do no harm" from Hippocrates? Are they found in the Hippocratic Oath?

Aristophanes Tells How We Came to Have Homosexual and Heteros…
In Plato's Symposium, Aristophanes' contribution to the discussion of love is to tell the story of the creation of lesbians, gays, and heterosexuals.

Binding Magic
Binding magic is the most common form of Greek magic.

The lines of latitude run horizontally parallel to each other. The word latitude comes from a Latin word for "wide" (latus>>latitudo).

The Very First Known Battery
The first battery may have been created in Baghdad.

The Experimental Method
Psammetichus of Egypt, a seventh century B.C. long-lived ruler who encouraged contact with the Greeks, was a pioneer in the experimental method.

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