Science in Seventh-Century Armenia: Ananias of Sirak

  title={Science in Seventh-Century Armenia: Ananias of Sirak},
  author={R. H. Hewsen},
  pages={32 - 45}
NOWHERE IN Sarton's Introduction to the History of Science do we find the name of Ananias of Sirak,l Armenian mathematician and astronomer of the seventh century and contemporary of Isidore of Seville. Several other Armenian scholars are cited by Sarton, but it is Ananias of Sirak who is regarded by the Armenians themselves as their greatest medieval scientist. Indeed, he has been called the "father of the exact sciences in Armenia."2 The general neglect of Ananias is not surprising. Until… Expand
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Voprosy i Resheniya " Ananii Shirakatsi [ The " Problems and Solutions " of Ananias of Sirak ] , Russian trans
  • Anania Sirakac ' u Ma - tenadrut ' iwn [ The Works of Ananias of Sirak ] Anania Sirakac ' i , Tablitsy Lunnogo Kruga [ Tables of the Motion of the Moon ] , ed . and Russian trans . by