The Map of Knowledge – Violet Moller on the Diffusion of Ideas in the Classical World
2nd April at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm| £10.00
Historian Violet Moller considers the history of seven cities at various dates – Alexandria, Baghdad, Cordoba, Toledo, Salerno Palermo, Venice – and traces the routes by which three seminal Greek texts – Galen, Euclid and Ptolemy – came to the Christian West, via Arabic. It is a complex and fascinating web of stories involving brilliant individuals, vibrant intellectual activity and historical accidents.
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