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The technological know-how referred to as 'harmonics' was once one of many significant highbrow organisations of Greek antiquity. Ptolemy's treatise seeks to speculate it with new clinical rigour; its always subtle procedural self-awareness marks it as a key textual content within the background of technological know-how. This e-book is a sustained methodological exploration of Ptolemy's venture.
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Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics by Andrew Barker