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Headword: Ἐπιστήμη
Adler number: epsilon,2626
Translated headword: science, understanding
Vetting Status: high
Geometry is a science of something that can be known or assumed. For also the things of which geometry is a science are things which can be known and assumed. Egyptians invented this science, having first learned it from the immensity of the earth and the division of the lands, and then having written it down.
Greek Original:
Ἐπιστήμη: ὅτι γεωμετρία ἐστὶν ἐπιστήμη ἐπιστητοῦ ἢ ὑποληπτοῦ. ἐπιστητὰ γὰρ καὶ ὑποληπτὰ καὶ τὰ ὧν ἐστιν ἡ γεωμετρία ἐπιστήμη. ταύτην δὲ τὴν ἐπιστήμην ἐφεῦρον Αἰγύπτιοι, ἐκ τοῦ ἀπλέτου τῆς γῆς καὶ τῆς διαιρέσεως τῶν χωρῶν προδιδαχθέντες, εἶτα καὶ συγγράψαντες.
Quoted from gamma 164, q.v.
For this headword see also epsilon 2625, epsilon 2627.
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; definition; geography; mathematics; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 5 January 2000@17:11:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 26 June 2002@04:08:42.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 1 October 2005@16:31:44.
David Whitehead (more x-refs and keywords) on 19 October 2012@06:24:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 October 2017@01:32:37.


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