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Cesti : the extant fragments

Author: Sextus Julius AfricanusMartin WallraffCarlo ScardinoLaura MecellaChristophe GuignardAll authors
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: Griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte, n.F., Bd. 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iulius Africanus (3rd cent.) is a fascinating intellectual in a period of transition. Author of the first Christian world chronicle (Chronographiae), he also wrote a comprehensive and multifaceted manual of many fields of knowledge, where the religious character is open to debate. The preserved fragments of the Cesti treat military, technical, medical and many other topics. These texts are presented in an entirely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1600
verk före 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Africanus, Sextus Julius.
Cesti.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012
(DLC) 2013443262
(OCoLC)796780522
Named Person: Sextus Julius Africanus; Sextus Julius Africanus; Sextus Julius Africanus; Sextus Iulius Africanus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sextus Julius Africanus; Martin Wallraff; Carlo Scardino; Laura Mecella; Christophe Guignard; William Adler
ISBN: 9783110286809 3110286807
OCLC Number: 983385418
Language Note: Text of the fragments in Greek with English translation on facing pages; extensive critical introduction and notes in English.
Description: 1 online resource (cxxxii, 224 pages) : 4 color facsimiles.
Series Title: Griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte, n.F., Bd. 18.
Responsibility: Iulius Africanus ; edited by Martin Wallraff, Carlo Scardino, Laura Mecella and Christophe Guignard ; translated by William Adler.

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Iulius Africanus (3rd cent.) is a fascinating intellectual in a period of transition. Author of the first Christian world chronicle (Chronographiae), he also wrote a comprehensive and multifaceted manual of many fields of knowledge, where the religious character is open to debate. The preserved fragments of the Cesti treat military, technical, medical and many other topics. These texts are presented in an entirely new critical edition, based on a thorough analysis of all channels of transmission. The edition is accompanied by notes and a new English translation.

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