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Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture

Author: Jason König; Greg Woolf
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did ancient scientific and knowledge-ordering writers make their work authoritative? This book answers that question for a wide range of ancient disciplines, from mathematics, medicine, architecture and agriculture, through to law, historiography and philosophy - focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the literature of the Roman Empire. It draws attention to habits that these different fields had in common,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason König; Greg Woolf
ISBN: 9781107060067 1107060060
OCLC Number: 951465370
Description: xi, 473 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : self-assertion and its alternatives in ancient scientific and technical writing / Jason König --
Philosophical authority in the imperial period / Michael Trapp --
Philosophical authority in the younger Seneca / Harry Hine --
Iurisperiti : 'men skilled in law' / Jill Harries --
Making and defending claims to authority in Vitruvius' De architectura / Daniel Harris-McCoy --
Fragile expertise and the authority of the past : the 'Roman art of war' / Marco Formisano --
Conflicting models of authority and expertise in Frontinus' Strategemata / Alice König --
The authority of writing in Varro's De re rustica / Aude Doody --
The limits of enquiry in imperial Greek didactice poetry / Emily Kneebone --
Ecpertise, 'character' and the 'authority effect' in the Early Roman history of Dionysius of Halicarnassus / Nicolas Wiater --
The authority of Galen's witnesses / Daryn Lehoux --
Anatomy and Aporia in Galen's On the construction of Fetuses / Ralph M. Rosen --
Varro the Roman cynic : the destruction of religious authority in the Antiquitates rerum divinarum / Leah Kronenberg --
Signs, seers and senatros : divinatory expertise in Cicero and Nigidius Figulus / Katharina Volk --
The public face of expertise : utility, zeal and collaboration in Prolemy's Syntaxis / Johannes Wietzke --
The authority of mathematical expertise and the question of ancient writing More geometrico / Reviel Netz --
Authority and expertise : some cross-cultural comparisons / G.E.R. Lloyd.
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How did ancient scientific writers make their work authoritative? This volume answers that question for a wide range of disciplines.  Read more...

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