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Rewarding Science in Ancient Greece and Rome

Cuomo, Serafina

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This paper surveys some of the ancient Greek and Roman evidence regarding rewards for science and scientists. It discusses Platonist views on whether science ought to be its own reward, and possible alternatives to such views. It concludes that a variety of attitudes existed on the issue in antiquity, and that they can be understood in terms of the social and economic status of ancient science practitioners.


Cuomo, S. (2019). Rewarding Science in Ancient Greece and Rome. Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, 34(2), 236-245.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 12, 2019
Publication Date Jan 1, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 12, 2020
Journal Nuncius
Print ISSN 0394-7394
Electronic ISSN 1825-3911
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 2
Pages 236-245


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