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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

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    Available in PDF Format | A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World).pdf | English
    Georgia L. Irby(Editor)
A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Romebrings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectivesBegins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the RenaissanceInvestigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman societyOrganizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes      2 Volumes 

Scientific traditions are inextricably bound to the cultures which produce them.A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings together 60 essays that offer fresh perspectives on the study of ancient science, technology, and medicine as a product of their time and culture. Each chapter offers a clear and substantive introduction to the current state of knowledge in a given area, and points the way for new scholarship and discussion. This work covers the 1200 year period from 600 BCE to 600 CE, guiding readers from Thales through to the later Roman Empire. The work is organized in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural science in the ancient world, as viewed from a modern perspective; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes of these principles. Covering topics as diverse as physics, mathematics, healing, food science, travel, telling time, and more,A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome offers a comprehensive and invaluable resource to libraries, researchers, and scholars in a host of disciplines across the sciences and Humanities.

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  • PDF | 1120 pages
  • Georgia L. Irby(Editor)
  • John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (1 April 2016)
  • English
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