How a 2,000-year-old Poem by a Roman Thinker Changed the Way We View Science

Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt won the Pulitzer Prize for a book that answers the question, and shares his ideas in a conversation with Haaretz.

One day in the year 1417, Poggio Bracciolini, an Italian scholar and humanist, was in the library of a German monastery, poring over ancient books and...