Science and Technology in Homeric Epics

History of Mechanism and Machine Science Band 6

In the Homeric Epics, important references to specific autonomous systems and mechanisms of very advanced technology, such as automata and artificial intelligence, as well as to almost modern methods of design and production are included. Even if those features of Homeric science were just poetic concepts (which on many occasions does not explain the astonishing details of design and manufacture, like the ones included in the present volume), they seem to prove that these achievements were well within human capability. In addition, the substantial development of machine theory during the early post-Homeric age shows that the Homeric descriptions were a kind of prophetic conception of these machines, and scientific research must be a quest for the fundamental principles of knowledge available during the Late Bronze Age and the dawn of the Iron Age.
Such investigations must of necessity be strongly interdisciplinary and also proceed continuously in time, since, as science progresses, new elements of knowledge are discovered in the Homeric Epics, amenable to scientific analysis.
This book brings together papers presented at the international symposium Science and Technology in Homeric Epics, which took place at Ancient Olympia in 2006. It includes a total of 41 contributions, mostly original research papers, covering diverse fields of science and technology, in the modern sense of these words. TOC:From the contents
Appendix A. Preface. 1. General Paper. 2. Mathematics And Physics. 3. Materials. 4. Defensive Weapons. 5. Geology-Geomechanics. 6. Medicine. 7. Flora And Fauna. 8. Astronomy. 9. Seafaring. 10. Cultural Environment. 11. Geography. 12. General Interest.
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  • Provisional Table of Contents: APPENDIX A TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface GENERAL PAPER T. P. Tassios: Mycenaean Technology. MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS D. Kalligeropoulos, S. Vasileiadou: The Homeric Automata And Their Imple-mentation. N. Uzunoglu: Electromagnetic And Communication Theory Analysis Of Optical Telecommunication 'Friktories' Links Utilized By The Hellenic Expedition Army During The Trojan War. S. A. Paipetis: The Laws of Curvilinear Motion In The Iliad. Chris Rorres: Archimedes' Count of Homer's Cattle of the Sun. Taha Showleh: The River Ocean: Homer's Cosmogony. G. H. Vatistas: Vortices in Homer's Odyssey - A Scientific Approach. MATERIALS E. Pantos, J.Davidovits, M.Gelfi, G.Cornacchia, E.Bontempi, P.Colombi and L.Depero: Technology transfer in the Bronze Age: The case of a faience-like blue glaze produced at bread-oven temperatures. Beatriz Comendador-Rey, Susana Reboreda-Morillo, Winfried Kockelmann, Mike Macdonald, Tony Bell and Manolis Pantos: Early Bronze Technology At Land's End, North Western Iberia. A.J.N.W.Prag, R.Garner, E.Pantos, S.L.Bennett, J.F.W.Mosselmans, J.Tobin, W.Kockelmann, L.C.Chapon, N.Salvado, T.Pradell: How The Greeks Got Ahead: Technological Aspects of Manufacture of A Corinthian Type Hoplite Bronze Helmet From Olympia. Wako Nishiyama: Porphyra: In Search of Dyeing Methods in Ancient Greece. George Varoufakis: Iron in the Homeric Epics: Homer, A Sensible Ecologist. DEFENSIVE WEAPONS Panagiota Manti and David Watkinson: From Homer to Hoplite: Scientific Investigations of Greek Copper Alloy Helmets. S. A. Paipetis: Defensive Weapons in Homer. GEOLOGY-GEOMECHANICS Dimitrios Zekkos, GeorgeAthanasopoulos, Adda Athanasopoulos, John Manousakis: Elements of Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering In The Homeric Poems. Ilias D. Mariolakos: The Geological Knowledge of Greeks in the Era of the Trojan War. P. K. Askouni, H. A. Agelopoulou, M. G. Sfakianakis, D. E. Beskos: Static and Dynamic Analysis of Atreus Vaulted Tomb in Mycenae. MEDICINE S. Geroulanos, A. Tasouli, E. Lymberopoulou, K. Papadopoulos: Homeric Injury Scenes on Ancient Pottery Reveal Medical Knowledge. S. G. Marketos, G. J. Androutsos: The Healing Art in the Iliad. FLORA AND FAUNA C. C. Thanassoulopoulos: Agricultural Development During The Homeric Period. E. Voultsiadou, A. Tatolas: The Fauna Of Greece And Adjacent Areas in the Age Of Homer: Evidence from the First Written Documents of Greek Literature. ASTRONOMY P. Gregoriades: 'Eneoros Minos' and the Minoan Calendrical Abacus. Rainer W. Kühne: Did Ulysses Travel to Atlantis? Amanda Laoupi: The Divine Fires of Creation: Homeric Hephaestos as a Comet/Meteor God. S. P. Papamarinopoulos:Atlantis in Homer and other authors prior to Plato. S. P. Papamarinopoulos: The memory of a comet during the Trojan war. M. K. Papathanassiou: Homeric Calendar and Helios Charioteer. E. Spedicato: Homer and Orosius: A Key to Explain the Deucalion Flood, Exodus and Other Tales. SEAFARING M.T. Wright: Homer at Sea. Th. Th. Katsaros:The redness of Ulysses' ships: A case of aesthetics or an application of Mycenaean maritime technology? CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT S. P. Christopoulou: Dietary Habits in Homer's Epics D. G. Zanni: Ambrosia, nectar and elaion in the Homeric Poems. GEOGRAPHY P. Malfas: The Trojan
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Erscheinungsdatum 20.10.2008
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