The Scientist in the Early Roman Empire by Richard Carrier
English | December 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B076ZTSSZV, ISBN: 163431106X | 621 Pages | EPUB | 1.32 MB
In this extensive sequel to Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Dr. Richard Carrier explores the social history of scientists in the Roman era. Was science in decline or experiencing a revival under the Romans? What was an ancient scientist thought to be and do? Who were they, and who funded their research? And how did pagans differ from their Christian peers in their views toward science and scientists? Some have claimed Christianity valued them more than their pagan forebears. In fact the reverse is the case. And this difference in values had a catastrophic effect on the future of humanity.