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agricultural writers

M. Stephen Spurr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 344 words.

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Albinus (2) , writer on music, geometry, and dialectic

Edward Courtney and R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 120 words.

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Andreas , d. 217 BCE

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 65 words.

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Antichthon/Antipodes

Alfred Hiatt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology. 1236 words.

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Apollonius (3) , chief minister of Ptolemy (1), 3rd cent. bce

Dorothy J. Thompson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology. 157 words.

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Apollonius of Perga

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Science and Mathematics.

(c.262 bc–c.190 bc) Greek mathematician

Apollonius moved from his birthplace Perga (now in Turkey) to study in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, possibly under pupils of Euclid....

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arboriculture

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Science and Mathematics.

Tree cultivation. In the first millennium bc there was a remarkable expansion of fruit‐tree cultivation around the Mediterranean. The productivity of agriculture was increased because trees...

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Archimedes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Science and Mathematics.

(c. 287–212 bc),

Greek mathematician and inventor, of Syracuse. He is famous for his discovery of Archimedes' principle, a law stating that a body totally or partially immersed in...

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Aretaeus

William David Ross.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 83 words.

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Aristarchus of Samos

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Classical Studies.

(c.320 bc–c.250 bc) Greek astronomer

Little is known of the life of Aristarchus, but Archimedes reported that Aristarchus had proposed that, while the Sun and the fixed stars are...

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