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Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsThe Laws of Curvilinear Motion in the Iliad

Science and Technology in Homeric Epics: The Laws of Curvilinear Motion in the Iliad [In Book 18 of the Iliad, Achilles, after the completion of the funerary rites for his deceased friend Patroclus, organizes games in his honor with precious prizes for the winners, among others, a chariot race, to which Antilochus, son of Nestor, King of Pylos, participates. Antilochus' horses appear to be inferior to those of his competitors, and Nestor instructs him how to win by knowledge rather than by the capacity of his horses. Nestor's words provide an excellent formulation of the laws governing the motion of a rigid body on a curved course. Antilochus follows his father's instructions and eventually wins the race.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Science and Technology in Homeric EpicsThe Laws of Curvilinear Motion in the Iliad

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science Book Series (volume 6)
Editors: Paipetis, S. A.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2008
ISBN
978-1-4020-8783-7
Pages
93 –100
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8784-4_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[In Book 18 of the Iliad, Achilles, after the completion of the funerary rites for his deceased friend Patroclus, organizes games in his honor with precious prizes for the winners, among others, a chariot race, to which Antilochus, son of Nestor, King of Pylos, participates. Antilochus' horses appear to be inferior to those of his competitors, and Nestor instructs him how to win by knowledge rather than by the capacity of his horses. Nestor's words provide an excellent formulation of the laws governing the motion of a rigid body on a curved course. Antilochus follows his father's instructions and eventually wins the race.]

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: Seal Ring; Centripetal Force; Race Track; Funerary Rite; Curvilinear Motion

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