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Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire.

Author: Jason Knig; Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers the dialogue between technical literature and imperial society in the Roman Empire.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Knig; Tim Whitmarsh
ISBN: 9780511506215 051150621X
OCLC Number: 476264493
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Ordering knowledge / Jason König and Tim Whitmarsh --
Fragmentation and coherence in Plutarch's Synoptic questions / Jason König --
Galen and Athenaeus in the Hellenistic library / John Wilkins --
Guides to the wor(l)d / Andrew M. Riggsby --
Petronius' lessons in learning, the hard way / Victoria Rimell --
Diogenes Laërtius, biographer of philosophy / James Warren --
The creation of Isidore's Etymologies or Origins / John Henderson --
Knowledge and power in Frontinus' On aqueducts / Alice König --
Measures for an emperor : Volusius Maecianus' monetary pamphlet for Marcus Aurelius / Serafina Cuomo --
Probing the entrails of the universe : astrology as bodily knowledge in Manilius' Astronomica / Thomas Habinek --
Galen's imperial order of knowledge / Rebecca Flemming.

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