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Technical ekphrasis in Greek and Roman science and literature : the written machine between Alexandria and Rome

Author: Courtney Roby
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does an ancient historian describing a catapult at war differ from an ancient engineer writing a guide for building them? This book puts ancient technical texts into dialogue with broader fields  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney Roby
ISBN: 9781107077300 1107077303
OCLC Number: 1026176180
Description: 336 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the written machine --
Genres: texts and artifacts --
Cultural contexts --
Ekphrastic complex --
Diagram and artifact --
Description and instruction --
Knowledge and artifact --
Conclusion: the limits of description.
Responsibility: Courtney Roby.

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