Science and Technology in Homeric Epics

ISBN-10: 1402087837
ISBN-13: 9781402087837
Authors: S. A. Paipetis
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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…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Springer Netherlands Number of pages: 536 Dimensions: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 2.2 lbs. Language: English