A Note on Adrienne Mayor’s Gods and Robots

Teun Koetsier

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Abstract

Recently Adrienne Mayor wrote Gods and Robots, Myths, Machines and Ancient Dreams of Technology [6] in which she gives a wonderful and extensive survey of the role that automata played in Greek and Roman mythology. Yet myths are no historical narrative. We discuss in what sense Mayor’s book is a valuable contribution to the history of technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages1187-1196
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume73
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

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Keywords

  • Daedalus
  • Greek mythology
  • Historiography
  • History of robots

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Koetsier, T. (2019). A Note on Adrienne Mayor’s Gods and Robots. In Mechanisms and Machine Science (pp. 1187-1196). (Mechanisms and Machine Science; Vol. 73). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20131-9_117
Koetsier, Teun. / A Note on Adrienne Mayor’s Gods and Robots. Mechanisms and Machine Science. Springer Netherlands, 2019. pp. 1187-1196 (Mechanisms and Machine Science).
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