In praise of Geoffrey Lloyd

Helen King

  • Methods and Problems in Greek Science: Selected Papers by G.E.R. Lloyd
    Cambridge, 457 pp, £45.00, May 1991, ISBN 0 521 37419 7

Geoffrey Lloyd has held the position of Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science in the University of Cambridge since 1985. The creation of this personal chair not only honoured a great and generous scholar, but also gave a much-needed boost to the growing interest in ancient science: a subject which, over the last two centuries, had been pushed to the margins of Classical scholarship while simultaneously being eclipsed by the rise of modern science. As Lloyd points out, the antipathy between the Classics and the sciences is such that Latin and Greek have long been the traditional escape routes from the sciences at school.

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