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Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Gordon Lindsay Campbell) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199589425
Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life (Gordon Lindsay Campbell) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2014) 9780199589425
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

Author: Campbell, Gordon Lindsay

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Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199589425

Volumes: 1; Pages: 650

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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. As well as an introduction to, and a survey of, each topic, it provides guidance on further reading for those who wish to study a particular area in greater depth. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop's Fables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction. More abstract and philosophical topics are also addressed, including animal communication, early ideas on the origin of species, and philosophical vegetarianism and the notion of animal rights.

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1. Aesop and Animal Fable, Jeremy B. Lefkowitz

2. Animals in Classical Art, Alastair Harden

3. Good to Laugh With: Animals in Comedy, Babette Putz

4. Animals in Epic, Laura Hawtree

5. Animals in Tragedy, Chiara Thumiger

6. Domestication and Breeding of Livestock: Horses, Mules, Asses, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Swine, Timothy Howe

7. Animal Husbandry and Farming, Geoffrey Kron

8. Value Economics: Animals, Wealth, and the Market, Timothy Howe

9. Fauna of the Ancient Mediterranean, Michael MacKinnon

10. Insects, Rory Egan

11. Ancient Fishing and Fish Farming, Geoffrey Kron

12. Hunting, Michael MacKinnon

13. Animal Communication, Thorsten Fogen

14. Origins of Life, and Origins of Species, Gordon Campbell

15. Civilization, Gastonomy, and Meat-eating, Jeremy McInerney

16. Pets, Michael MacKinnon

17. Animals in Warfare, Adrienne Mayor

18. Animal Magic, Daniel Ogden

19. Animals and Divination, Peter Struck

20. Animal Sacrifice in Antiquity, Gunnel Ekroth

21. Animals in Late Antiquity and Early Christianity, Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

22. Part-animal Gods, Emma Aston

23. Metamorphosis: Human in Animals, Chiara Thumiger

24. Wondrous Animals in Classical Antiquity, Mary Beagon

25. Animals in Egypt, Angela McDonald

26. Spectacles of Animal Abuse, Jo-Ann Shelton

27. Horse Racing and Chariot Racing, Sinclair Bell and Carolyn Willekes

28. Animals and Triumphs, Ida Ostenberg

29. Being the One and Becoming the Other: Animals in Ancient Philosophical Schools, Stephen T. Newmyer

30. Philosophical Vegetarianism and Animal Entitlements, Daniel Dombrowski

31. Zoological Knowledge in Ancient Greece and Rome, Liliane Bodson

32. Ancient Fossil Discoveries and Interpretations, Adrienne Mayor

33. Veterinary Medicine, Joris Peters and Veronika Gobel


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