The Sciences in Ancient Greece and Rome: How Far Did They Get?
Lecture by Richard Carrier
Give at the Wonderfest Science in Oakland, California, on April 15, 2015
Dr. Richard Carrier is an expert in ancient science. Since earning his PhD at Columbia University, he has written numerous books on modern philosophy and ancient history. In this lively, illustrated talk, Dr. Carrier will compare modern science (from the Scientific Revolution to today) with science in the ancient Greco-Roman world, where science as we know it began. We will understand what the Greeks and Romans achieved — and how close they got to their own scientific revolution.