The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

Hardcover | September 28, 2014

EditorGordon Lindsay Campbell

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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. As well as an introduction to, and a surveyof, each topic, it provides guidance on further reading for those who wish to study a particular area in greater depth. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animalhusbandry, animals as pets, Aesop's Fables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction. More abstract and philosophical topics are also addressed, including animal communication, early ideas on the origin of species, and philosophicalvegetarianism and the notion of animal rights.

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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. As well as an introduction to, and a surveyof, each topic, it provides guidance on fur...

Gordon Lindsay Campbell is Lecturer in Ancient Classics at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:September 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsList of ContributorsIntroduction1. Jeremy B. Lefkowitz: Aesop and Animal Fable2. Alastair Harden: Animals in Classical Art3. Babette Putz: Good to Laugh With: Animals in Comedy4. Laura Hawtree: Animals in Epic5. Chiara Thumiger: Animals in Tragedy6. Timothy Howe: Domestication and Breeding of Livestock: Horses, Mules, Asses, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Swine7. Geoffrey Kron: Animal Husbandry and Farming8. Timothy Howe: Value Economics: Animals, Wealth, and the Market9. Michael MacKinnon: Fauna of the Ancient Mediterranean10. Rory Egan: Insects11. Geoffrey Kron: Ancient Fishing and Fish Farming12. Michael MacKinnon: Hunting13. Thorsten Fogen: Animal Communication14. Gordon Campbell: Origins of Life, and Origins of Species15. Jeremy McInerney: Civilization, Gastonomy, and Meat-eating16. Michael MacKinnon: Pets17. Adrienne Mayor: Animals in Warfare18. Daniel Ogden: Animal Magic19. Peter Struck: Animals and Divination20. Gunnel Ekroth: Animal Sacrifice in Antiquity21. Ingvild Saelid Gilhus: Animals in Late Antiquity and Early Christianity22. Emma Aston: Part-animal Gods23. Chiara Thumiger: Metamorphosis: Human in Animals24. Mary Beagon: Wondrous Animals in Classical Antiquity25. Angela McDonald: Animals in Egypt26. Jo-Ann Shelton: Spectacles of Animal Abuse27. Sinclair Bell and Carolyn Willekes: Horse Racing and Chariot Racing28. Ida Ostenberg: Animals and Triumphs29. Stephen T. Newmyer: Being the One and Becoming the Other: Animals in Ancient Philosophical Schools30. Daniel Dombrowski: Philosophical Vegetarianism and Animal Entitlements31. Liliane Bodson: Zoological Knowledge in Ancient Greece and Rome32. Adrienne Mayor: Ancient Fossil Discoveries and Interpretations33. Joris Peters and Veronika Gobel: Veterinary MedicineIndex