ABSTRACT

"Ah, I'm Pingree. We meet again. Splendid. Won't you sit down?"I looked around David's room. Short of the library stacks, I had never seen so many books piled into a single room. Where could I sit down? Every square inch of horizontal surface was covered. Books, papers, notes, manuscripts-all congregated in random and chaotic disorder.This small en

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Part I: Setting the Stage: The Academic Milieu

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Wilbour Hall 19 23 25

ByOtto Neugebauer Abraham J. Sachs Gerald J. Toomer

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Otto Neugebauer

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Abraham J. Sachs

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Gerald J. Toomer

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Enter David Pingree, My Protagonist

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Part II: The Loons and How I Got to Know Them

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Simon Forman

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In Which I Meet Lord Dacre 43 47

ByElias Ashmole Thomas Allen

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Elias Ashmole

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Thomas Allen

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Siva and Parvati 53

ByPythagoras

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Pythagoras

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Priscillian

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St. Christopher the Dog-Faced 69

BySt. Cuthbert

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St. Cuthbert

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Vergilius Maro Grammaticus

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Fredegund

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Elegabalus

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A Few Thoughts on Mathematics and Theology 97 107

ByJohn Napier Katharine Firth

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John Napier

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Katharine Firth

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Abu Ma’ashar and the Hurrians

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Apollonius of Tyana 125

ByCharles-BenÔit Hase

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Charles-Benôit Hase

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Abu Rayhan al-Biruni

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Ringing Down the Curtain

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