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This e-book was once written a few years in the past. It used to be the outgrowth of my curiosity in seismology. Greek civilization, and the heritage of technology. I wrote it for myself, and maybe as anything to depart my little ones (who got here later). there have been occasional makes an attempt to put up the paintings, yet those have been feeble and located no good fortune. despite the fact that, the sort of makes an attempt ended in my column "Seismos" within the innovative, a book of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. hello truth, of the early columns handled material mined from this booklet. One used to be the original reference in Herodotus to the earliest recognized example of mirrored image seismology.

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20. Now we come to those writers who have stated as a cause of earthquakes87 either all the elements I mentioned or several of them. Democritus thinks several. For he says that an earthquake88 is produced sometimes by moving air, sometimes by water, sometimes by both. He follows through on his theory in this way: some parts of the earth are hollow. A large quantity of water flows into them. Some of this water is thin and accordingly more fluid than the rest. When it is driven back by the heavy mass coming upon it, it strikes against the earth and causes it to move, for water cannot fluctuate without causing what it shoves against to move.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 3. Greek Seismology 37 The sub-section numbers have been included in this list and quotation headings for completeness, but I have not indicated these within the quotations. Quotation 1: Book 2. Sect. , 2 - 3 "The second division33 deals with phenomena occurring between the sky and the earth, such as clouds, rain, snow, wind, earthquakes34, lightning, and Thunder which will move The mind of men;35 and whatever the atmosphere does or undergoes. Such phenomena we call sublimia because they are higher than the low phenomena on earth.

Quotation 3: Book 3. Sect. , 1 "11. , meteorology. This passage occurs at the beginning of book2 on “Lightnings and Thunders”. Seneca is discussing the three divisions of natural philosophy: cosmology, meteorology, and geography. 34 earthquakes = “terrae motus”. 35 36 37 38 39 earthquake = “terrae motu”. earthquake = “motus” (Corcoran and MSS) or “motus terrae” (MSS A, B & V). earthquake = “terrarum motum”. earthquake = “motu terrarum”. 38 Greek Seismology Quotation 4: Book 3. Sect. , 1 "14. The following theory of Thales is silly.

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