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Rewarding science in Ancient Greece and Rome.

Cuomo, Serafina (2019) 'Rewarding science in Ancient Greece and Rome.', Nuncius, 34 (2). pp. 236-245.


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.

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Date accepted:12 June 2019
Date deposited:28 June 2019
Date of first online publication:2019
Date first made open access:12 June 2020

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