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Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 Volume Set (Georgia L Irby) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016) 9781118372678

Title: Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 Volume Set

Author: Irby, Georgia L

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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781118372678

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1120

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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 from a variety of critical and technical perspectives.

* Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives

* Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance

* Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society

* Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes

Table of Contents

Volume I

Contributor Biographies


List of Figures and Maps


Part I Physics and Cosmogony

1 The Creation and Destruction of the World, Andrew D. Gregory

2 Matter, Daniel W. Graham

3 Motion and Energy, Jean De Groot

4 Nature and the Divine, Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

Part II The Mathematical Sciences

5 Mathematics, Reviel Netz

6 Astronomy, Andrew D. Gregory

7 Astrology, Kocku von Stuckrad

8 Ancient Optics: Theories and Problems of Vision, Philip Thibodeau

9 Hydrostatics and Pneumatics in Antiquity, Matteo Valleriani

10 The Science of Harmonics and Music Theory in Ancient Greece, Sophie Gibson

Part III E arth Sciences

11 Hydrology: Ocean, Rivers, and Other Waterways, Georgia L. Irby

12 Classical Geology and the Mines of the Greeks and Romans, Paul T. Craddock

13 Greco-Egyptian and Byzantine Alchemy, Matteo Martelli

14 Meteorology, Liba Taub

15 Geography, Duane W. Roller

Part IV L ife Sciences

16 Greek and Roman Botany, M. Eleanor Irwin

17 Zoology, Tiberiu Popa

18 "Ecology" in the ancient Mediterranean, Georgia L. Irby, Robin McCall, and Anita Radini

19 The Failure of Evolutionary Thinking in Antiquity, Devin Henry

20 Embryology, James Wilberding

Part V Healing and the Human Body

21 Anatomy and Physiology, Julius Rocca

22 Gynecology, Lauren Caldwell

23 Surgery, Fr�d�ric Le Blay Translated by Todd Black

24 Physicians and "Schools", Molly Jones-Lewis

25 Pharmacy, Molly Jones-Lewis

26 Magic, Curses, and Healing, Andrew D. Gregory

27 Healing Shrines, Georgia Petridou

28 Regimen and Athletic Training, Jason K�nig

29 Epidemiology and Pathology, Efthymia Nikita, Anna Lagia, and Sevi Triantaphyllou

30 Psychology and Physiognomics, Arnaud Zucker

31 Anthropology: Knowledge of Man, Gordon Campbell



List of Figures and Maps

Part VI Food Sciences

32 Greek and Roman Agriculture, Philip Thibodeau

33 Animal Husbandry, Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

34 Oil and Wine Production, Rafael Frankel

35 Cooking and Baking Technology, John Paulas

36 Food Storage Technology, Robert I. Curtis

37 Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Wine and Olive Oil, John F. Donahue

38 Nutrition, John F. Donahue

Part VII Technology of Human Life

39 Greek Public and Religious Architecture, John R. Senseney

40 Greek Domestic Architecture, Bradley A. Ault

41 Greek Interior Decoration: Materials and Technology in the Art of Cosmesis and Display ,Hariclia Brecoulaki

42 Roman Monumental and Public Architecture, Duane W. Roller

43 Roman Domestic Architecture, Nathalie de Haan

44 Roman Interior Design, Sarah Lepinski

45 Textile Technology, Ellen Harlizius-Kl�ck

46 Urban Infrastructure in the Roman World, Klaus Grewe Translated by Johanna K. Sandrock

47 Siegeworks and Fortifications, Raffaele D'Amato

48 Arms and Weapons, Raffaele D'Amato

Part VIII Travel

49 Greek and Roman Cartography, Georgia L. Irby

50 Land Transport and Vehicles, Georges Raepsaet

51 Navigation and the Art of Sailing, Georgia L. Irby

52 Ships and Boats, Julian Whitewright

Part IX Telling Time

53 Greek Calendars, Laura Gawlinski

54 Roman Calendars, Robert Hannah

55 Time-Telling Devices, Robert Hannah

Part X Synthesis and Response

56 The Crossroads of Hellenistic and Sanskrit Science, Tejas S. Aralere

57 Roman Responses to Greek Science and Scholarship as a Cultural and Political Phenomenon, Thorsten F�gen

58 Scientific Encyclopedias, Katerina Oikonomopoulou

59 Translation and Transmission of Ancient Scientific Texts, Sonja Brentjes

60 The Reception of Greco-Roman Science in the Renaissance: Assimilation(s), Transformation(s), Rejection, Hybridization, Roberto Lo Presti

Appendix: Major Writers And Thinkers

General Index

Index of Authors, Thinkers, and Primary Sources

Index of Toponyms

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