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How to Measure the Earth's Circumference

A chapter from my second book focuses on ancient and medieval endeavors to calculate the world’s circumference. The representatives of the two scholarly trends, of the “big” and “small” earth, offer their assessments, sometimes correcting their previous estimations. 113 kata lagi

Medieval Geography

Erikhthonios and Erekhtheus: Folk-Etymology and Premature Ejaculation

Eratosthenes, Catasterismi 1.13

“Euripides also speaks of birth in this way. Because he was filled with lust for her, Hephaistos wanted to have sex with Athena. 498 kata lagi


Από την κυπριακή ΑΟΖ πηγάζει το κοίτασμα Ζορ


Πηγή προέλευσης του αιγυπτιακού κοιτάσματος ΖΟΡ, είναι το υποθαλάσσιο όρος Ερατοσθένης που βρίσκεται εντός της κυπριακής ΑΟΖ, σύμφωνα με έρευνα Γάλλων επιστημόνων.


Dog-Gone Fun With Scholia: The D-Scholia and the Dog-Star

Dionysus, Ikarios and a Daughter’s Dog ( D Scholia, Il. 22.29)

ὅν τε κύν’ ᾿Ωρίωνος ἐπίκλησιν καλέουσι, Il. 22.29

‘Which they call by the name ‘the dog of Orion’ ” 243 kata lagi


Was Euphiletos’ attack on Eratosthenes civic punishment or private revenge?

In this essay I will examine the murder trial in Lysias 1, concerning the murder of Eratosthenes by Euphiletos for committing adultery with Euphiletos’ wife. 1.582 kata lagi


Using the Sieve of Eratosthenes

I was solving problem 10 on Project Euler the other day using C. The task was to find the sum of all prime numbers less than 2,000,000. 480 kata lagi


Adam Savage on How Simple Ideas Lead to Great Discoveries

“For who hath despised the day of small things?” wrote the biblical author Zechariah. We tend to take for granted that it is often the humblest of ideas, the seemingly insignificant observations or thoughts, that make up the scientific enterprise. 55 kata lagi