Courtney A. Roby
Ancient Greek and Roman science and technology; literature and science; scientific diagrams; scientific models; distributed cognition; models in ancient science
Current Research Interest
Hero of Alexandria; history of mechanics; distributed cognition; models in ancient science; Renaissance reception of Greco-Roman technical texts
Roby, Courtney A. “Geometer, in a Landscape: Hero’s Embodied Mathematics.” In Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics, edited by Michalis Sialaros, 67-88. De Gruyter 2018.
Roby, Courtney. Technical Ekphrasis in Ancient Science and Literature: The Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Cornell Research Website Article
Ancient Scientific and Technical Texts