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Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1107077303
Pages : 347 pages
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Download Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature PDF Format Full Free by Courtney Roby and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-24 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the rhetorical and visual strategies used in technical texts and non-technical literature to describe technological artifacts.


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The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science

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ISBN 13 : 1108546978
Pages : 324 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science PDF Format Full Free by Steven Meyer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-03 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1959, C. P. Snow lamented the presence of what he called the 'two cultures': the apparently unbridgeable chasm of understanding and knowledge between modern literature and modern science. In recent decades, scholars have worked diligently and often with great ingenuity to interrogate claims like Snow's that represent twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and science as radically alienated from each other. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Science offers a roadmap to developments that have contributed to the demonstration and emergence of reciprocal connections between the two domains of inquiry. Weaving together theory and empiricism, individual chapters explore major figures - Shakespeare, Bacon, Emerson, Darwin, Henry James, William James, Whitehead, Einstein, Empson, and McClintock; major genres and modes of writing - fiction, science fiction, non-fiction prose, poetry, and dramatic works; and major theories and movements - pragmatism, critical theory, science studies, cognitive science, ecocriticism, cultural studies, affect theory, digital humanities, and expanded empiricisms. This book will be a key resource for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students alike.


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Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110565951
Pages : 401 pages
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Download Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics PDF Format Full Free by Michalis Sialaros and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-04-23 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together a number of leading scholars working in the field of ancient Greek mathematics to present their latest research. In their respective area of specialization, all contributors offer stimulating approaches to questions of historical and historiographical ‘revolutions’ and ‘continuity’. Taken together, they provide a powerful lens for evaluating the applicability of Thomas Kuhn’s ideas on ‘scientific revolutions’ to the discipline of ancient Greek mathematics. Besides the latest historiographical studies on ‘geometrical algebra’ and ‘premodern algebra’, the reader will find here some papers which offer new insights into the controversial relationship between Greek and pre-Hellenic mathematical practices. Some other contributions place emphasis on the other edge of the historical spectrum, by exploring historical lines of ‘continuity’ between ancient Greek, Byzantine and post-Hellenic mathematics. The terminology employed by Greek mathematicians, along with various non-textual and material elements, is another topic which some of the essays in the volume explore. Finally, the last three articles focus on a traditionally rich source on ancient Greek mathematics; namely the works of Plato and Aristotle.


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The Frame in Classical Art

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ISBN 13 : 1316943275
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Download The Frame in Classical Art PDF Format Full Free by Verity Platt and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-04-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The frames of classical art are often seen as marginal to the images that they surround. Traditional art history has tended to view framing devices as supplementary 'ornaments'. Likewise, classical archaeologists have often treated them as tools for taxonomic analysis. This book not only argues for the integral role of framing within Graeco-Roman art, but also explores the relationship between the frames of classical antiquity and those of more modern art and aesthetics. Contributors combine close formal analysis with more theoretical approaches: chapters examine framing devices across multiple media (including vase and fresco painting, relief and free-standing sculpture, mosaics, manuscripts and inscriptions), structuring analysis around the themes of 'framing pictorial space', 'framing bodies', 'framing the sacred' and 'framing texts'. The result is a new cultural history of framing - one that probes the sophisticated and playful ways in which frames could support, delimit, shape and even interrogate the images contained within.


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Ancient Greek Ekphrasis: Between Description and Narration

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ISBN 13 : 9004375139
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Ancient Greek Ekphrasis: Between Description and Narration PDF Format Full Free by Niels Koopman and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Ancient Greek Ekphrasis: Between Description and Narration Niels Koopman offers a thorough linguistic and narratological analysis of five canonical ancient Greek ekphraseis from the archaic to the Hellenistic period.


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Strategies of Ambiguity in Ancient Literature

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ISBN 13 : 3110715813
Pages : 431 pages
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Download Strategies of Ambiguity in Ancient Literature PDF Format Full Free by Martin Vöhler and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-02-22 with total page 431 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ambiguity in the sense of two or more possible meanings is considered to be a distinctive feature of modern art and literature. It characterizes the "open artwork" (Eco) and is generated by "disruptive tactics" (Wellershoff) and strategies to engender uncertainty. While ambiguity is seen as a "paradigm of modernity" (Bode), there is skepticism regarding its use in the pre-modern era. Older studies were dominated by the conviction that there was a lack of ambiguity in pre-modernity because, according to the rules of the "old rhetoric", ambiguity was seen as an avoidable error (vitium) and a violation of the dictate of clarity (perspicuitas). The aim of the volume is to re-examine the putative "absence of ambiguity" in the pre-modern era. Is it not possible to find clear examples of deliberately employed (intended) ambiguity in antiquity? Are the oracles and riddles, the Palinode of Stesichoros and Socrates (Phaedrus), the dissoi logoi of rhetoric, the ambiguities of the tragedies all exceptions or do they not indicate a distinct interest in the artistic use of ambiguity? The presentations of the conference, which will include scholars from various philologies, will combine a recourse to theoretical concepts of intended ambiguity with exemplary analyses from the field of pre-modern art and literature.


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Greek and Roman Military Manuals

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 0429813686
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Greek and Roman Military Manuals PDF Format Full Free by James T. Chlup and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-09-08 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the enigmatic primary source known as the ancient military manual. In particular, the volume explores the extent to which these diverse texts constitute a genre (sometimes unsatisfactorily classified as ‘technical literature’), and the degree to which they reflect the practice of warfare. With contributions from a diverse group of scholars, the chapters examine military manuals from early Archaic Greece to the Byzantine period, covering a wide range of topics including readership, siege warfare, mercenaries, defeat, textual history, and religion. Coverage includes most of the major contemporary siege manual writers, including Xenophon, Frontinus, Vegetius, and Maurice. Close examination of these texts serves to reveals the complex ways in which ancient Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines sought to understand better, and impose order upon, the seemingly irrational phenomenon known as war. Providing insight into the multifaceted collection of texts that constituted military manuals, this volume is a key resource for students and scholars of warfare and military literature in the classical and Byzantine periods.


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Genealogy of Popular Science

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Publisher : transcript Verlag
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ISBN 13 : 3839448352
Pages : 586 pages
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Download Genealogy of Popular Science PDF Format Full Free by Jesús Muñoz Morcillo and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2020-10-31 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite the efforts of modern scholars to explain the origins of science communication as a social, rhetorical, and aesthetic phenomenon, most researchers approach the popularization of science from the perspective of present issues, thus ignoring its historical roots in classical culture along with its continuities, disruptions, and transformations. This volume fills this research gap with a genealogically reflected introduction into the popularization of science as a recurrent cultural technique. The category »popular science« is elucidated in interdisciplinary and diachronic dialogue, discussing case studies from all historical periods. Classicists, archaeologists, medievalists, art historians, sociologists, and historians of science provide the first diachronic and multi-layered approach to the rhetoric techniques, aesthetics, and societal conditions that have shaped the dissemination and reception of scientific knowledge.


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Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome

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ISBN 13 : 1350114324
Pages : 360 pages
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Download Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome PDF Format Full Free by Hannah Platts and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-28 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classicists have long wondered what everyday life was like in ancient Greece and Rome. How, for example, did the slaves, visitors, inhabitants or owners experience the same home differently? And how did owners manipulate the spaces of their homes to demonstrate control or social hierarchy? To answer these questions, Hannah Platts draws on a diverse range of evidence and an innovative amalgamation of methodological approaches to explore multisensory experience – auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and visual – in domestic environments in Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum for the first time, from the first century BCE to the second century CE. Moving between social registers and locations, from non-elite urban dwellings to lavish country villas, each chapter takes the reader through a different type of room and offers insights into the reasons, emotions and cultural factors behind perception, recording and control of bodily senses in the home, as well as their sociological implications. Multisensory Living in Ancient Rome will appeal to all students and researchers interested in Roman daily life and domestic architecture.


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Ecphrastic Shields in Graeco-Roman Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1000457419
Pages : 410 pages
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Download Ecphrastic Shields in Graeco-Roman Literature PDF Format Full Free by Karel Thein and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume takes a fresh look at ekphrasis as a textual practice closely connected to our embodied imagination and its verbal dimension; it offers the first detailed study of a large family of ancient ecphrastic shields, often studied separately, but never as an ensemble with its own development. The main objective consists of establishing a theoretical and historical framework that is applied to a series of famous ecphrastic shields starting with the Homeric shield of Achilles. The latter is reinterpreted as a paradigmatic "thing" whose echoing down the centuries is reinforced by the fundamental connection between ekphrasis and artefacts as its primary objects. The book demonstrates that although the ancient sources do not limit ekphrasis to artificial creations, the latter are most efficient in bringing out the intimate affinity between artefacts and vivid mental images as two kind of entities that lack a natural scale and are rightly understood as ontologically unstable. Ecphrastic Shields in Graeco-Roman Literature: The World’s Forge should be read by those interested in ancient culture, art and philosophy, but also by those fascinated by the broader issue of imagination and by the interplay between the natural and the artificial.


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Prosthetics and Assistive Technology in Ancient Greece and Rome

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ISBN 13 : 1009168398
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Prosthetics and Assistive Technology in Ancient Greece and Rome PDF Format Full Free by Jane Draycott and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-12-31 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive study of prosthetics and assistive technology in classical antiquity, integrating a wide range of types of evidence.


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The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine

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ISBN 13 : 9004356770
Pages : 457 pages
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Download The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine PDF Format Full Free by John Z Wee and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-11-13 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Comparable Body - Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman Medicine explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine.


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The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 311060986X
Pages : 461 pages
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Download The Rhetoric of Unity and Division in Ancient Literature PDF Format Full Free by Andreas N. Michalopoulos and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, comprising 24 essays, aims to contribute to a developing appreciation of the capacity of rhetoric to reinforce affiliation or disaffiliation to groups. To this end, the essays span a variety of ancient literary genres (i.e. oratory, historical and technical prose, drama and poetry) and themes (i.e. audience-speaker, laughter, emotions, language, gender, identity, and religion).


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When Poetry Comes to Its Senses:* Inscribed Roman Verse and the Human Sensorium

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ISBN 13 : 1789257913
Pages : 233 pages
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Download When Poetry Comes to Its Senses:* Inscribed Roman Verse and the Human Sensorium PDF Format Full Free by Eleri H. Cousins and published by . This book was released on 2022 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chapter 7 of Dynamic Epigraphy: New Approaches to Inscriptions This volume, with origins in a panel at the 2018 Celtic Conference in Classics, presents creative new approaches to epigraphic material, in an attempt to 'shake up' how we deal with inscriptions. Broad themes include the embodied experience of epigraphy, the unique capacities of epigraphic language as a genre, the visuality of inscriptions and the interplay of inscriptions with literary texts. Although each chapter focuses on specific objects and epigraphic landscapes, ranging from Republican Rome to early modern Scotland, the emphasis here is on using these case studies not as an end in themselves, but as a means of exploring broader methodological and theoretical issues to do with how we use inscriptions as evidence, both for the Greco-Roman world and for other time periods. Drawing on conversations from fields such as archaeology and anthropology, philology, art history, linguistics and history, contributors also seek to push the boundaries of epigraphy as a discipline and to demonstrate the analytical fruits of interdisciplinary approaches to inscribed material. Methodologies such as phenomenology, translingualism, intertextuality and critical fabulation are deployed to offer new perspectives on the social functions of inscriptions as texts and objects and to open up new horizons for the use of inscriptions as evidence for past societies.


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Embodiment in Latin Semantics

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ISBN 13 : 9027267189
Pages : 271 pages
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Download Embodiment in Latin Semantics PDF Format Full Free by William Michael Short and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2016-05-11 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Embodiment in Latin Semantics introduces theories of embodied meaning developed in the cognitive sciences to the study of Latin semantics. Bringing together contributions from an international group of scholars, the volume demonstrates the pervasive role that embodied cognitive structures and processes play in conventional Latin expression across levels of lexical, syntactic, and textual meaning construction. It shows not only the extent to which universal aspects of human embodiment are reflected in Latin’s semantics, but also the ways in which Latin speakers capitalize on embodied understanding to express imaginative and culture-specific forms of meaning. In this way, the volume makes good on the potential of the embodiment hypothesis to enrich our understanding of meaning making in the Latin language, from the level of word sense to that of literary thematics. It should interest anyone concerned with how people, including in historical societies, create meaning through language.


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Hellenistic Science at Court

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ISBN 13 : 3110541939
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Hellenistic Science at Court PDF Format Full Free by Marquis Berrey and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The development of science in the modern world is often held to depend on such institutions as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new science emerge in the pre-modern culture of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the court society formed around the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) provided an audience for cross-disciplinary, learned knowledge, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves in the virtues of courtiers attendant on the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court society prized entertainment that drew on earlier literature, mixed genres and cultures, and highlighted motion and sound. New cross-disciplinary science in the Hellenistic period gained its social currency and subsequent scientific success through its entertainment value as court science. Ancient court science sheds light on the long history of scientific interdisciplinarity.


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Literature and Culture in the Roman Empire, 96–235

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ISBN 13 : 1108493939
Pages : 427 pages
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Download Literature and Culture in the Roman Empire, 96–235 PDF Format Full Free by Alice König and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discovers new connections and cross-fertilisations between different cultural, linguistic and religious communities in the Roman Empire.