Meteorology, On the Universe & On Breath
By: Aristotle (384 BCE-322 BCE)
Meteorology by Aristotle
Translated by Erwin Wentworth Webster before he fell in action in 1917.
Book I: The Celestial Sphere, Stars & Precipitation
Book II: Seas, Winds & Earthquakes
Book III: Halos, Rainbows & Mock Suns
Book IV: The Elements & Secondary Qualities
On the Universe is attributed to Aristotle but may have been written by Posidonius the Stoic or someone well acquainted with his work. Two candidates for the Alexander addressed in the text are Alexander the Great and Tiberius Claudius Alexander, nephew of Philo Judaeus and Procurator of Judaea, and in A.D. 67 Prefect of Egypt. The text describes a geocentric universe and theorizes that other continents must exist beyond the Atlantic. Translated by Edward Seymour Forster.
On Breath is attributed to Aristotle but may have been written by
Theophrastus, Strato of Lampsacus or Erasistratus. The author rejects Aristogenes' theory that air is digested in the lungs through a form of transit and contact. Translated by John Frederic Dobson.