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The Resource Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity, Liba Taub, University of Cambridge

Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity, Liba Taub, University of Cambridge

Label
Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity
Title
Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Liba Taub, University of Cambridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We access Greek and Roman scientific ideas mainly through those texts which happen to survive. By concentrating only on the ideas conveyed, we may limit our understanding of the meaning of those ideas in their historical context. Through considering the diverse ways in which scientific ideas were communicated, in different types of texts, we can uncover otherwise hidden meanings and more fully comprehend the historical contexts in which those ideas were produced and shared, the aims of the authors and the expectations of ancient readers. Professor Taub explores the rich variety of formats used to discuss scientific, mathematical and technical subjects, from ca. 700 BCE to the sixth century CE. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre-poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography-offering an introduction to Greek and Roman scientific ideas, while using a selection of ancient writings to focus on the ways in which we encounter them
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taub, Liba Chaia
Dewey number
509.38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q225.5
LC item number
.T38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key themes in ancient history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientific literature
  • Technical writing
  • Science, Ancient
  • Science, Ancient
  • Scientific literature
  • Technical writing
  • Altertum
  • Schrifttum
  • Technik
  • Wissenschaft
  • Wissenschaftliche Literatur
  • 30.01 history of the exact sciences
Label
Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity, Liba Taub, University of Cambridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Poetry -- Letter -- Encyclopaedia -- Commentary -- Biography -- Conclusion -- Arithmetical epigrams from book 14 of the Greek anthology -- Eratosthenes' letter to King Ptolemy
Control code
961923928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 193 pages
Isbn
9780521130639
Lccn
2016049752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280629
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961923928
Label
Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity, Liba Taub, University of Cambridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Poetry -- Letter -- Encyclopaedia -- Commentary -- Biography -- Conclusion -- Arithmetical epigrams from book 14 of the Greek anthology -- Eratosthenes' letter to King Ptolemy
Control code
961923928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 193 pages
Isbn
9780521130639
Lccn
2016049752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280629
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)961923928

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