Greek And Roman Technology: A Sourcebook Of Translated Greek And Roman Texts

November 13, 2019|
Greek And Roman Technology: A Sourcebook Of Translated Greek And Roman Texts by Andrew N. Sherwood
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In this new edition ofGreek and Roman Technology, the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient texts to provide a history and analysis of the origins and development of technology in the classical world.

Sherwood and Nikolic, with Humphrey and Oleson, provide a comprehensive and accessible collection of rich and varied sources to illustrate and elucidate the beginnings of technology. Among the topics covered are energy, basic mechanical devices, hydraulic engineering, household industry, medicine and health, transport and trade, and military technology. This fully revised Sourcebook collects more than 1,300 passages from over 200 ancient sources and a diverse range of literary genres, such as the encyclopaedicNatural History of Pliny the Elder, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and Lucretius, the agricultural treatises of Varro, Columella, and Cato, the military texts of Philo of Byzantium and Aeneas Tacticus, as well as the medical texts of Galen, Celsus, and the Hippocratic Corpus. Almost 100 line drawings, indexes of authors and subjects, introductions outlining the general significance of the evidence, notes to explain the specific details, and current bibliographies are included.

This new and revised edition ofGreek and Roman Technologywill remain an important and vital resource for students of technology in the ancient world, as well as those studying the impact of technological change on classical society.

Andrew N. Sherwoodis associate professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph, Canada.Milorad Nikolic is associate professor in the Department of Classics at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John''s, Canada.John W. Humphrey is retired from the Department of Classics and Religion at the Univer...
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Title:Greek And Roman Technology: A Sourcebook Of Translated Greek And Roman TextsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:772 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:772 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:13 novembre 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138927899

ISBN - 13:9781138927896

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