About the book (from jacket flap):
Sir Thomas Heath (1861-1940) was a leading authority on ancient mathematics, renowned for individual works on Apollonius of Perga, Archimedes, and Euclid, and for his histories of Greek mathematics and astronomy. In this book he presents the Greek text of Aristarchus’ ‘Treatise on the sizes and distances of the Sun and Moon’, with English translation, notes, and commentary. Aristarchus (c. 310-230 BC) is credited, on the authority of Archimedes, with the helio-centric hypothesis: he was in fact the originator of the Copernician hypothesis. To substantiate this claim, Heath traces every step in the progress towards Aristarchus’ hypothesis, presenting a complete history of Greek astronomy up to Aristarchus before going on to the critical edition of his treatise.
Includes chapters on the astronomy of:
and more, along with the Greek text and English translation of Aristarchus