A Cultural History Of Animals In Antiquity

byLinda Kalof

Paperback | February 1, 2011

A Cultural History Of Animals In Antiquity by Linda Kalof
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008 Animals had a ubiquitous and central presence in the ancient world. A Cultural History of Animals In Antiquity presents an extraordinarily broad assessment of animal cultures from 2500 BCE to 1000 CE, describing how animals were an intrinsic part of the spiritual life of ancient society, how they were hunted, domesticated and used for entertainment, and the roles animals played in ancient science and philosophy. Since much of what we know about animals in antiquity is gleaned from the images left by our ancestors, the book presents a wealth of illustrations. Seminal ancient narratives about animals - including works from Aristotle, Plutarch, Ovid and Pliny the Elder - are also drawn upon to illustrate contemporary ideas about and attitudes towards animals. A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity presents an overview of the period and continues with essays on the position of animals in contemporary symbolism, hunting, domestication, sports and entertainment, science, philosophy, and art.
Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings (Berg, 2007)
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Title:A Cultural History Of Animals In AntiquityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.62 X 6.74 X 0.55 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.62 X 6.74 X 0.55 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847888178

ISBN - 13:9781847888174

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