Science writing in greco-roman Antiquity

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Autor/es
Taub, Liba
ISBN13
9780521130639
ISBN10
0521130638
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
193
Colección
Key themes in ancient history #
Año de Edición
2017
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Rústica
Editorial:
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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We access Greek and Roman scientific ideas mainly through those texts which happen to survive. By concentrating only on the ideas conveyed, we may limit our understanding of the meaning of those ideas in their historical context. Through considering the diverse ways in which scientific ideas were communicated, in different types of texts, we can uncover otherwise hidden meanings and more fully comprehend the historical contexts in which those ideas were produced and shared, the aims of the authors and the expectations of ancient readers. Liba Taub explores the rich variety of formats used to discuss scientific, mathematical and technical subjects, from c.700 BCE to the sixth century CE. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre - poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography - offering an introduction to Greek and Roman scientific ideas, while using a selection of ancient writings to focus on the ways in which we encounter them.


This book explores the surprising variety of texts used to communicate scientific and mathematical ideas in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre - poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography - and considers the broader cultural contexts in which these texts were produced and read.

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