Eratosthenes Summary

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  • 4 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (4)

1,330 words, approx. 5 pages
Eratosthenes Calculates the Circumference of the Earth Overview The measurement of distance became increasingly important to ancient and classical civilizations as their territorial and cultural horiz... Read more
694 words, approx. 3 pages
Eratosthenes of Cyrene c. 285-c. 205 B.C. Greek North African Mathematician, Astronomer, and Geographer Most famous of the librarians at Alexandria, Eratosthenes provided a measurement for Earth&#x002... Read more
95 words, approx. 1 pages
Eratosthenes of Cyrene 276-194 B.C. Greek astronomer and mathematician who wrote on geography, mathematics, philosophy, geology, chronology, and literary criticism, though only fragments of his texts ... Read more
1,080 words, approx. 4 pages
Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276 B.c.-194 B.c.) Greek astronomer Using elegant mathematical reasoning and limited empirical measurement, in approximately 240 B.C., Eratosthenes of Cyrene (in current-day Li... Read more