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The Archimedes Codex

How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity"s Greatest Scientist

by Reviel Netz

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Published by Da Capo Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian prayerbooks,
  • History of mathematics,
  • Manuscripts,
  • Rare Books,
  • History - General History,
  • Science,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient - Greece,
  • General,
  • History,
  • History & Philosophy,
  • Archaeology,
  • Mathematics, Ancient,
  • Palimpsests

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10325613M
    ISBN 10030681580X
    ISBN 109780306815805

      Title: The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist Author: Reviel Netz Get This now: http. William Noel has 17 books on Goodreads with ratings. William Noel’s most popular book is The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Reveali.

    And Archimedes Codex C was just one of those seven. He took apart the Archimedes manuscript and the other seven manuscripts. He erased all of their texts, and then he cut the sheets down in the middle, he shuffled them up, and he rotated them 90 degrees, and he wrote prayers on top of these books. The prayer book is a palimpsest, a book that was written over older words that had been scraped off the animal skin or parchment pages. In this case, the prayer book was written over 10th century.

    Reviel Netz is the author of The Archimedes Codex ( avg rating, ratings, 95 reviews, published ), Barbed Wire ( avg rating, 64 ratings, 1 4/5. The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts. This volume provides colour images and transcriptions of three of the texts recovered from it. Pride of place goes to the treatises of Archimedes, including the only Greek version of Floating Bodies, and the unique copies of Method and Stomachion.


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The Archimedes Codex is the story of one of the few remaining documents containing the work of the Sicilian thinker Archimedes. It is the story of the book itself and its convoluted history.

Without giving much away, the codex is a palimpsest. This is a book on parchment that The Archimedes Codex book had the original writing scraped off and the material refolded and written on again with new text, in this case a Cited by: The Archimedes Codex is the story of one of the few remaining documents containing the work of the Sicilian thinker Archimedes.

It is the story of the book itself and its convoluted history. Without giving much away, the codex is a palimpsest. This is a book on parchment that has had the original writing scraped off and the material refolded and written on again with new text, in this case a mediaeval Cited by: As a matter of fact, The Archimedes Codex, written by TWO authors, reads like THREE different books dealing with an unusually overlapping set of ideas.

This is about the HISTORICAL journey of the ancient writings of a brilliant Greek scientist/mathematician who died almost years before Christ/5. The Archimedes Codex is the story of one of the few remaining documents containing the work of The Archimedes Codex book Sicilian thinker Archimedes.

It is the story of the book itself and its convoluted history. Without giving much away, the codex is a palimpsest/5(87).

The Archimedes Codex: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Greatest Palimpsest by Netz, Reviel, Noel, William () Paperback on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(64). The Archimedes Codex book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

The story of the amazing discovery of Archimedes' lost worksDrawin /5. Reviel Netz and William Noel, the authors of this book, were in at the very beginning of what became known as the Archimedes Palimpsest Project inwhich has now expanded to involve dozens of specialists, whose crucial contributions they generously credit.

The Archimedes Codex is the story of one of the few remaining documents containing the work of the Sicilian thinker Archimedes. It is the story of the book itself and its convoluted history.

Without giving much away, the codex is a palimpsest. This is a book on parchment that has had the original writing scraped off and the material refolded and written on again with new text, in this case a mediaeval /5(63). The Archimedes Codex is a three-in-one book: First, it tells the fascinating story of how a famous but apparently lost text of Archimedes was found in the late 20th century and is being gradually recovered in a readable form.

Second, it reveals some of the functioning of one the most brilliant mathematical and engineering brains in history/5(61). Part archaeological detective story, part science, and part history, The Archimedes Codex tells the astonishing story of a lost manuscript, from its tenth-century creation in ancient Constantinople to the auction block at Christie's in New York, and how a team of scholars used the latest imaging technology to reveal and decipher the original text.

What they found was the earliest surviving Brand: Hachette Book Group USA. Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.

You have JavaScript disabled For the best experience, please turn JavaScript on. - Wikipedia: The Archimedes Palimpsest is a palimpsest (ancient overwritten manuscript) on parchment in the form of a codex (hand-written bound book, as opposed to a scroll). It originally was a 10th century copy of an otherwise unknown work of the ancient mathematician, physicist, and engineer Archimedes (c.

BCâc. BC) of Syracuse and other authors, which was overwritten with a. The Archimedes Codex is a three-in-one book: First, it tells the fascinating story of how a famous but apparently lost text of Archimedes was found in the late 20th century and is being gradually recovered in a readable form.

Second, it reveals some of the functioning of one the most brilliant mathematical and engineering brains in history.5/5(5). The Archimedes Palimpsest is a parchment codex palimpsest, originally a Greek copy of an otherwise unknown work of Archimedes of Syracuse and other authors.

The erasure was incomplete, and most of the text, still visible, was published by Johan Heiberg in   Describes the discovery of the lost works of Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician, as part of a palimpsest from a medieval prayer book created during the thirteenth century, and offers a look at the full range of mathematical discoveries and theories that were found.

The story of the amazing discovery of Archimedes' lost worksDrawings and writings by Archimedes, previously thought to have been destroyed, have been uncovered beneath the pages of a 13th-century monk's prayer book. These hidden texts, slowly being retrieved and deciphered by scientists, show that Archimedes' thinking (2, years ago) was even ahead of Isaac Newton in the 17th century /5(8).

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist Reviel Netz, William Noel At a Christie’s auction in Octobera battered medieval manuscript sold for two million dollars to an anonymous bidder, who then turned it over to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore for further study.

The Archimedes Codex is the story of one of the few remaining documents containing the work of the Sicilian thinker Archimedes. It is the story of the book itself and its convoluted history.

Without giving much away, the codex is a palimpsest. This is a book on parchment that has had the original writing scraped off and the material refolded /5(61).

The Archimedes Codex (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. The Archimedes Codex. Author. Netz, Reviel. Publisher. Phoenix. Publication Date.

Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ free shipping worldwide. By purchasing books through this website, you support our non-profit organization. Ancient History Encyclopedia. The Archimedes Codex. How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist.

by Reviel Netz, William Noel. email. The unraveling of a scientific treasure hidden in the pages of a decaying palimpsest. Noel, curator of documents at the Walters Art Institute in Baltimore, obtained custody of a medieval prayer book that had been copied onto parchment that contained the erased remnants of several unique texts by the greatest of Greek scientists, Archimedes.The thousand-year-old manuscript contains the earliest surviving writings by Archimedes, a Greek thinker who is regarded as the greatest mathematician of antiquity.

The story of the page.This thirteenth century prayer book contains erased texts that were written several centuries earlier still. These erased texts include two treatises by Archimedes that can be found nowhere else, The Method and Stomachion. The manuscript sold at auction to a private collector on the 29th October