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by Reviel Netz,William Noel,Nigel Wilson,Natalie Tchernetska


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Archimedes Palimpsest. This magnifi cent book contains, in volume 1, Noel’s Introduction (1–15); Part. palimpsests in scholarship (Tchernetska and Wilson) and on the place of this. palimpsest in Archimedes scholarship (Netz)

Archimedes Palimpsest. 1: The Manuscripts (17–77), a detailed codicological description of the com-. palimpsest in Archimedes scholarship (Netz). Volume 2 provides facing-page. high-quality images and diplomatic transcriptions, for Archimedes (12–287)

The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts . The Archimedes Palimpsest. Reviel Netz, William Noel, Nigel Wilson, Natalie Tchernetska. Cambridge University Press, 24 нояб.

The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including three 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.

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Reviel Netz, William Noel, Natalie Tchernetska and Nigel Wilson (eds): The Archimedes palimpsest, 2 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 344+342pp, £150. Authors and affiliations. First Online: 03 July 2012.

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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.

Introduction: the Archimedes Palimpsest project William Noel Part I. 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. Christen. ONTINUE READING.

The Archimedes Palimpsest is a parchment codex palimpsest, which originally was a 10th-century Byzantine Greek copy of an otherwise unknown work of Archimedes of Syracuse and other authors. It was overwritten with a Christian religious text by 13th-century monks. The erasure was incomplete, and most of the text, still visible, was published by Johan Heiberg in 1915. The manuscript went missing in the early 20th century, and a forger added pictures to some of its pages to increase its value.

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The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including three unique examples containing works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest. The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including three unique examples containing works by Archimedes, unquestionably the greatest mathematician of antiquity.

The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including three 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.

Comments: (2)

Sha
The books do not provide a translation of the Greek text extracted from the palimset. Much of the English text is redundant from other books by the same authors who appear to be "milking" their exclusive access to the palimset. Very disappointing. I wasted my money.
Grosho
Just some 3 hours ago, I heard 2 of the editors, Noel and Netz, as well as a third researcher, Abigail Quandt, speak at the Huntington Museum in Los Angeles about the Palimpsest. A packed talk. We got a good sense of the sheer amount of time (and money!) that went into producing this magisterial hardcopy rendering. More than 10 years on the calendar and the contributions of many people.

And contribution was indeed the literal word. The speakers told of how other researchers donated their time to the difficult task of trying to extract faint images of handwritten text. Perhaps the biggest contribution was from another person who had beam time at the Stanford Linear Accelerator [SLAC]. Normally the cost is some $8000/hour. But putting pages from the palimpsest in the path of the beam, to detect iron from the ink of the writings was done at a much lower price. Wow! As a [former] physicist who has worked at accelerators, I was very impressed by how they managed to garner this reduction.

The pages were so crowded with text. 4 narratives on each page; 2 to a side. Where each side had the original Archmides text and a church text orthogonal to it; all overlapping. Very precise and cramped writings. But this greatly complicated the extraction of the text. A complex problem in Optical Character Recognition. But there were crucial simplifications. One speaker pointed out that Archimedes' vocabulary was far more limited than a general writer. This limiting of the range of words enabled the writing of software to make intelligent guesses from fragmentary clues. As an inventor, I have to commend the editors and the ingenuity they exhibited.

I thumbed through a display copy of the book after the talk but alas did not buy it. The price is daunting, but really not that dissimilar from those for research monographs. Yes, there is no English translation, as remarked by another reviewer. Not being able to read Greek, I also was at somewhat of a loss when looking at the book's massive images. However, you can go online to find the English text. This book is directed at specialists.

I am not sure how much the book went into the details that we heard at the talk. So perhaps my brief account here can give you some appreciation of the labour. My only regret is that I cannot attend tomorrow's workshop on the palimpsest, also held at the Huntington. A much more indepth account will be proferred by the speakers and others.
The Archimedes Palimpsest 2 Volume Set (The Archimedes Palimpsest Publications) download epub
Mathematics
Author: Reviel Netz,William Noel,Nigel Wilson,Natalie Tchernetska
ISBN: 1107016843
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 5, 2011)
Pages: 700 pages