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Key Themes in Ancient History - Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Paperback) Loot Price: R744
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Key Themes in Ancient History - Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Paperback): Serafina Cuomo

Key Themes in Ancient History - Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Paperback)

Serafina Cuomo

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The technological achievements of the Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate and excite admiration. But what was the place of technology in their cultures? 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. Deploying a wide range of evidence, it reconstructs a dialectic picture of ancient technology, where several ancient points of view are described and analyzed, 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.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: Serafina Cuomo
Dimensions: 225 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-00903-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Professional & Technical > Technology: general issues > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-521-00903-0
Barcode: 9780521009034

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