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A companion to science, technology, and medicine in ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Georgia L Irby-Massie
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ John Wiley & Sons 2016
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgia L Irby-Massie
ISBN: 9781118372678 1118372670 9781118372975 1118372972
OCLC Number: 945692437
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Contents: Volume I Contributor Biographies xi Abbreviations xix List of Figures and Maps xxiii Introduction 1 Part I Physics and Cosmogony 11 1 The Creation and Destruction of the World 13 Andrew D. Gregory 2 Matter 29 Daniel W. Graham 3 Motion and Energy 43 Jean De Groot 4 Nature and the Divine 60 Svetla Slaveva-Griffin Part II The Mathematical Sciences 77 5 Mathematics 79 Reviel Netz 6 Astronomy 96 Andrew D. Gregory 7 Astrology 114 Kocku von Stuckrad 8 Ancient Optics: Theories and Problems of Vision 130 Philip Thibodeau 9 Hydrostatics and Pneumatics in Antiquity 145 Matteo Valleriani 10 The Science of Harmonics and Music Theory in Ancient Greece 16 Sophie Gibson Part III E arth Sciences 179 11 Hydrology: Ocean, Rivers, and Other Waterways 181 Georgia L. Irby 12 Classical Geology and the Mines of the Greeks and Romans 197 Paul T. Craddock 13 Greco-Egyptian and Byzantine Alchemy 217 Matteo Martelli 14 Meteorology 232 Liba Taub 15 Geography 247 Duane W. Roller Part IV L ife Sciences 263 16 Greek and Roman Botany 26 M. Eleanor Irwin 17 Zoology 281 Tiberiu Popa 18 "Ecology" in the ancient Mediterranean 296 Georgia L. Irby, Robin McCall, and Anita Radini 19 The Failure of Evolutionary Thinking in Antiquity 313 Devin Henry 20 Embryology 329 James Wilberding Part V Healing and the Human Body 343 21 Anatomy and Physiology 345 Julius Rocca 22 Gynecology 360 Lauren Caldwell 23 Surgery 371 Frederic Le Blay Translated by Todd Black 24 Physicians and "Schools" 386 Molly Jones-Lewis 25 Pharmacy 402 Molly Jones-Lewis 26 Magic, Curses, and Healing 418 Andrew D. Gregory 27 Healing Shrines 434 Georgia Petridou 28 Regimen and Athletic Training 450 Jason Konig 29 Epidemiology and Pathology 465 Efthymia Nikita, Anna Lagia, and Sevi Triantaphyllou 30 Psychology and Physiognomics 483 Arnaud Zucker 31 Anthropology: Knowledge of Man 500 Gordon Campbell VOLUME II Abbreviations xi List of Figures and Maps xv Part VI Food Sciences 517 32 Greek and Roman Agriculture 519 Philip Thibodeau 33 Animal Husbandry 533 Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr. 34 Oil and Wine Production 550 Rafael Frankel 35 Cooking and Baking Technology 570 John Paulas 36 Food Storage Technology 587 Robert I. Curtis 37 Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Wine and Olive Oil 605 John F. Donahue 38 Nutrition 618 John F. Donahue Part VII T echnology of Human Life 633 39 Greek Public and Religious Architecture 635 John R. Senseney 40 Greek Domestic Architecture 656 Bradley A. Ault 41 Greek Interior Decoration: Materials and Technology in the Art of Cosmesis and Display 672 Hariclia Brecoulaki 42 Roman Monumental and Public Architecture 693 Duane W. Roller 43 Roman Domestic Architecture 711 Nathalie de Haan 44 Roman Interior Design 730 Sarah Lepinski 45 Textile Technology 747 Ellen Harlizius-Kluck 46 Urban Infrastructure in the Roman World 768 Klaus Grewe Translated by Johanna K. Sandrock 47 Siegeworks and Fortifications 784 Raffaele D'Amato 48 Arms and Weapons 801 Raffaele D'Amato Part VIII Travel 817 49 Greek and Roman Cartography 819 Georgia L. Irby 50 Land Transport and Vehicles 836 Georges Raepsaet 51 Navigation and the Art of Sailing 854 Georgia L. Irby 52 Ships and Boats 870 Julian Whitewright Part IX Telling Time 889 53 Greek Calendars 891 Laura Gawlinski 54 Roman Calendars 906 Robert Hannah 55 Time-Telling Devices 923 Robert Hannah Part X Synthesis and Response 941 56 The Crossroads of Hellenistic and Sanskrit Science 943 Tejas S. Aralere 57 Roman Responses to Greek Science and Scholarship as a Cultural and Political Phenomenon 958 Thorsten Fogen 58 Scientific Encyclopedias 973 Katerina Oikonomopoulou 59 Translation and Transmission of Ancient Scientific Texts 988 Sonja Brentjes 60 The Reception of Greco-Roman Science in the Renaissance: Assimilation(s), Transformation(s), Rejection, Hybridization 1009 Roberto Lo Presti Appendix: Major Writers And Thinkers 1023 General Index 1029 Index of Authors, Thinkers, and Primary Sources 1049 Index of Toponyms 1061
Responsibility: edited by Georgia L. Irby

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