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Technology and culture in Greek and Roman antiquity (udgave 2007)
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Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity af S. Cuomo
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"Through five case-studies, this book sets ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context. It explores the definition of the techne of medicine in classical Athens, the development of new military technology in Hellenistic times, the self-image of technicians through funerary art in the early Roman Empire, the resolution of boundary disputes in the early second century AD, and the status of architecture and architects in late antiquity. It deploys a wide range of sources, from technical treatises to philosophical texts and the works of historians and playwrights, as well as epigraphical and archaeological evidence, to reconstruct a dialectic picture of ancient technology, where several ancient points of view are described and analysed, and their interaction examined. Dr. Cuomo argues for the centrality of technology to the ancient world-picture, and for its extraordinarily rich political, social, economic, and religious significance."--BOOK JACKET.
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