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Did The Ancient Greeks Make A Computer?
An Article | 1977 | Lionel Casson

Posted on 11/01/2003 9:21:03 AM PST by Holly_P

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To: Holly_P
...He tells me that only #2 through #10 are my bill of rights when I am around him---What a dictatorial old grump!

He really oughta rethink that #2, as well, if you are that pissed at him. ;^)

81 posted on 11/01/2003 3:40:54 PM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING NEWBIES SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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To: Mackey
Thanks

That's a lot of reading and I didn't read it all. I've seen this (below) interperted as ice bergs and offered as proof that Brendan took a northern route during his visit to North America.

"St. Brendan = St. Brendanus (m.)

• Brendan found a crystal tower in the sea and came to an island of giant smiths (Navigatio Sancti Brendani)."

82 posted on 11/01/2003 4:07:42 PM PST by blam
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To: Holly_P
Reminds me of the father from that movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
83 posted on 11/01/2003 5:37:36 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: JosephW
I was a subscriber for more than two years. Both "Hot CoCo" and "Rainbow" magazines. That's a blast from my past that I'd forgotten.
84 posted on 11/02/2003 9:38:25 AM PST by Petronski (Living life in a minor key.)
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To: MattAMiller
They're holding off on releasing a compatible Office version until the patent issues with Babbages "Difference Engine" are resolved :)
85 posted on 11/02/2003 9:53:07 AM PST by Axenolith (<insert rapier witticism here>)
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To: blam
... (bread crumbs)
86 posted on 11/06/2003 7:23:17 PM PST by Anthem (Voting is one thing... but culture trumps any campaign. What are you doing for the culture?)
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87 posted on 05/27/2005 10:04:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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Ancient Clepsydrae
from Rees's Clocks, Watches and Chronometers, 1819
According to M. Vitruvius Pollio, the first improver of the ancient clepsydra, or water-clock, was Ctesibius of Alexandria, the son of a barber, who, about 245 years before Christ, spent much time in devising mechanical contrivances for removing not only the obstacle in question, but also another equally formidable one, which arose from the daily inequality of the Egyptian hours. As one-twelfth part of the time elapsed from sun-rise to sun setting on any day, was called an hour of that day ; and as one-twelfth part of the time that passed from full setting to sun-rise was called an hour of the night; not only did the hours of day differ from the hours of night, but from one another, at all times, except at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes ; hence it became necessary, either to make the water fall irregularly into a receiving vessel, with equidistant hour-marks, or to have varying hour-marks for a regular efflux...
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88 posted on 12/10/2005 8:50:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: Holly_P; Peanut Gallery
.A computer- in the first century B.C.?

Why not. The Ancient Greeks had every bit of technology required to build a working steam engine. Imagine the Industrial Revolution at the time of Christ. That old Star Trek Episode with televised gladiator boughts and Son worshippers doesn't seem so far fetched.

89 posted on 12/10/2005 9:09:05 PM PST by Professional Engineer (They want legal status? How about "criminal".)
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90 posted on 04/12/2006 7:06:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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ping


91 posted on 04/12/2006 7:08:40 PM PDT by kalee
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Oracle of Dell-phi ?

Good one...

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93 posted on 08/20/2006 10:15:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, August 10, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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...I have been a member for one day

Holly_P

Since Oct 31, 2003

Que ?

94 posted on 11/29/2006 1:50:11 PM PST by Timocrat (I Emanate on your Auras and Penumbras Mr Blackmun)
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Must have been a trick or treater.

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Posted on 11/01/2003 11:21:03 AM CST by Holly_P

That was over three years ago.

I didn't even know how to make paragraph breaks back then.


96 posted on 12/02/2006 4:54:04 PM PST by Holly_P
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