Aristotelian Meteorology: Fire Dragons, Blood Rains, and Comets

  • Feb. 22, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Aristotelian Meteorology: Fire Dragons, Blood Rains, and Comets

Friday March 2nd, 6:15pm – 7:30pm,West Norman Public Library, 300 Norman Center Ct., Norman

“Aristotelian Meteorology: Fire Dragons, Blood Rains, and Comets”presented by Rienk Vermij, Professor, History of Science, University of Oklahoma.

One of the standard texts at medieval universities was Aristotle's Meteorology, which provided explanations for phenomena such as rain, dew, comets, and earthquakes. Medieval philosophers applied these theories to phenomena such as blood rains, will-o'-the-wisps, and fire dragons as well (none of them mentioned by Aristotle), taking away the ominous meaning of such phenomena and explaining them in a purely natural way.

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series cosponsored by the OU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! No papers, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago. https://www.facebook.com/events/133697274095426/


 

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