Science in the Early Roman Empire: Pliny the Elder, His Sources and His Influence

Science in the Early Roman Empire: Pliny the Elder, His Sources and His Influence

by Roger French, Frank Greenaway

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Overview

The studies collected in this book represent the newest research being done on this important and difficult figure. If Rome is not always regarded as the most natural home for the scientific spirit—that seeming rather to characterize Greece-particular problems are raised by the effort Pliny had to make to transfer his Greek sources into a Roman form and context. The papers seek to locate Pliny in his social and intellectual milieu, to survey his approach to particular sciences such as astronomy, mineralogy, botany and pharmacopoeia. Two papers consider the response to his work in the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780389206347
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1986
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.83(d)

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