Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love - Part Three, in Rome Summary & Analysis

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At the end of 1629, Galileo had finished writing DIALOGUE ON THE TIDES, which was sent to Maria Celeste for copying, a duty that the faithful daughter took on with great pride. Galileo and Maria Celeste developed an even closer relationship. Galileo, who had often been a source of financial aid and love to his eldest daughter, now began to work on several items at the convent, which would require the use of his hands. At first, Maria Celeste felt trepidation about asking Galileo for this help as "the work is rather more suited to a carpenter than a philosopher." Regardless, Galileo took on the several projects including repairing the window in Maria Celeste's cell and repairing the convent clock which had been purchased by Galileo's brother, Michelangelo. Both Maria Celeste and Vincenzio had attempted to fix the clock to...

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