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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. 78 words.

Physician and court doctor of *Ptolemy (1) IV (Philopator), follower of *Herophilus. Works: Νάρθηξ (a pharmacopoeia, with descriptions of plants and roots); Περὶ δακέτων (on snake-bites); Περὶ τῶν...

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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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Antikythera Mechanism

Alexander Jones.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; History of Science and Technology. 3285 words.

The Antikythera Mechanism (National Archaeological Museum, Athens, inv. X 15087) was a Hellenistic gearwork device for displaying astronomical and chronological functions. Substantial but...

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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. 184 words.

Apollonius (3) (3rd cent. bce) served *Ptolemy (1) II as chief minister (dioikētēs) in Egypt and is best known as holder of a 10,000-aroura (2,750-ha: 6,800-acre) crown-gift estate near...

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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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