Study of the development of some specific sciences (Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, Medicine, etc.) in Ancient Egypt, Babylonian and Greco-Roman civilisations.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and
command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be
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“Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course of lectures, the student must understand how the modern concept of science was made up from the Egyptian, Babylonian and Ancient Greek civilisations.
In a diachronic way, from the Early Antiquity to the 4th century AD, we will examine the developments of the exact (Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy) and natural (Medicine) sciences, more particularly trough the study of technical topics and cases (Euclidean geometry, Antikythera mechanism, astronomical system of Ptolemy, calendars, etc.).
Lectures with demonstrations of the more technical topics.
Materials : students' handwritten notes and documents available on iCampus.
Title of the programme
Master  in History of Art and Archaeology : General
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
Master  in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Master  in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies