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The Resource The Archimedes palimpsest, edited by Reviel Netz [and others]

The Archimedes palimpsest, edited by Reviel Netz [and others]

Label
The Archimedes palimpsest
Title
The Archimedes palimpsest
Statement of responsibility
edited by Reviel Netz [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including two unique examples containing works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest mathematician of antiquity. Sold at auction in 1998, it has since been the subject of a privately funded project to conserve, image, and transcribe its texts. In this volume the scientists, conservators, classicists, and historians involved in the project discuss in full their techniques and their discoveries. These include new speeches by the classical Athenian orator Hyperides, a lost commentary on Aristotle's Categories from the second or third century AD, and substantial re-readings and reinterpretations of the works by Archimedes. The book discusses the pioneering imaging and post-processing techniques used to reveal the texts, and includes detailed codicological descriptions of all eight manuscripts comprising the Palimpsest. It will be of interest to manuscript scholars, classicists, and historians of science"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English text with some Ancient Greek
LC call number
QA31
LC item number
.A832 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Netz, Reviel
Series statement
The Archimedes palimpsest publications
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archimedes
  • Orthodox Eastern Church.
  • Mathematics, Greek
  • Physics
  • Palimpsests
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)
  • HISTORY / General
  • Palimpsester
  • Grekiska språket
Label
The Archimedes palimpsest, edited by Reviel Netz [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1. Catalogue and commentary -- v. 2. Images and transcriptions
  • V. 1. Introduction: the Archimedes Palimpsest project William Noel; Part I. The Manuscripts: Part II. History: 1. The making of the Euchologion Abigail Quandt; 2. The strange and eventful history of the Archimedes Palimpsest John Lowden; 3. Itinera Archimedea: on Heiberg in Constantinople and Archimedes in Copenhagen Erik Petersen; Part III. Conservation: 4. Conserving the Archimedes Palimpsest Abigail Quandt; Part IV. The Digital Palimpsest: 5. Imaging and image-processing techniques William A. Christens-Barry, Roger L. Easton, Jr and Keith T. Knox; 6. Imaging with x-ray fluorescence Uwe Bergmann; 7. The Palimpsest data set Doug Emery, Alex Lee and Michael Toth; Part V. The Texts: 8. The Palimpsest in context Natalie Tchernetska and Nigel Wilson; 9. The place of Codex C in Archimedes scholarship Reviel Netz; Appendix: concordance of foliations. V. 2. Archimedes: Treatises (Codex C); Hyperides: Speeches; Commentary on Aristotle's Categories; Appendix
Control code
741548938
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781107014374
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
2011026881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)741548938
Label
The Archimedes palimpsest, edited by Reviel Netz [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1. Catalogue and commentary -- v. 2. Images and transcriptions
  • V. 1. Introduction: the Archimedes Palimpsest project William Noel; Part I. The Manuscripts: Part II. History: 1. The making of the Euchologion Abigail Quandt; 2. The strange and eventful history of the Archimedes Palimpsest John Lowden; 3. Itinera Archimedea: on Heiberg in Constantinople and Archimedes in Copenhagen Erik Petersen; Part III. Conservation: 4. Conserving the Archimedes Palimpsest Abigail Quandt; Part IV. The Digital Palimpsest: 5. Imaging and image-processing techniques William A. Christens-Barry, Roger L. Easton, Jr and Keith T. Knox; 6. Imaging with x-ray fluorescence Uwe Bergmann; 7. The Palimpsest data set Doug Emery, Alex Lee and Michael Toth; Part V. The Texts: 8. The Palimpsest in context Natalie Tchernetska and Nigel Wilson; 9. The place of Codex C in Archimedes scholarship Reviel Netz; Appendix: concordance of foliations. V. 2. Archimedes: Treatises (Codex C); Hyperides: Speeches; Commentary on Aristotle's Categories; Appendix
Control code
741548938
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781107014374
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
2011026881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)741548938

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