Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World: A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

Editor: Irby, Georgia L.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $395.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $592.50
ISBN: 978-1-11-837267-8
Category: Science
Image Count: 137
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributor Biographies
  • Abbreviations
  • List of Figures and Maps
  • Introduction
  • Part I Physics and Cosmogony
  • 1 The Creation and Destruction of the World
  • 2 Matter
  • 3 Motion and Energy
  • 4 Nature and the Divine
  • Part II The Mathematical Sciences
  • 5 Mathematics
  • 6 Astronomy
  • 7 Astrology
  • 8 Ancient Optics: Theories and Problems of Vision
  • 9 Hydrostatics and Pneumatics in Antiquity
  • 10 The Science of Harmonics and Music Theory in Ancient Greece
  • Part III Earth Sciences
  • 11 Hydrology: Ocean, Rivers, and Other Waterways
  • 12 Classical Geology and the Mines of the Greeks and Romans
  • 13 Greco-Egyptian and Byzantine Alchemy
  • 14 Meteorology
  • 15 Geography
  • Part IV Life Sciences
  • 16 Greek and Roman Botany
  • 17 Zoology
  • 18 “Ecology” in the ancient Mediterranean
  • 19 The Failure of Evolutionary Thinking in Antiquity
  • 20 Embryology
  • Part V Healing and the Human Body
  • 21 Anatomy and Physiology
  • 22 Gynecology
  • 23 Surgery
  • 24 Physicians and “Schools”
  • 25 Pharmacy
  • 26 Magic, Curses, and Healing
  • 27 Healing Shrines
  • 28 Regimen and Athletic Training
  • 29 Epidemiology and Pathology
  • 30 Psychology and Physiognomics
  • 31 Anthropology: Knowledge of Man
  • Part VI Food Sciences
  • 32 Greek and Roman Agriculture
  • 33 Animal Husbandry
  • 34 Oil and Wine Production
  • 35 Cooking and Baking Technology
  • 36 Food Storage Technology
  • 37 Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Wine and Olive Oil
  • 38 Nutrition
  • Part VII Technology of Human Life
  • 39 Greek Public and Religious Architecture
  • 40 Greek Domestic Architecture
  • 41 Greek Interior Decoration: Materials and Technology in the Art of Cosmesis and Display
  • 42 Roman Monumental and Public Architecture
  • 43 Roman Domestic Architecture
  • 44 Roman Interior Design
  • 45 Textile Technology
  • 46 Urban Infrastructure in the Roman World
  • 47 Siegeworks and Fortifications
  • 48 Arms and Weapons
  • Part VIII Travel
  • 49 Greek and Roman Cartography
  • 50 Land Transport and Vehicles
  • 51 Navigation and the Art of Sailing
  • 52 Ships and Boats
  • Part IX Telling Time
  • 53 Greek Calendars
  • 54 Roman Calendars
  • 55 Time-Telling Devices
  • Part X Synthesis and Response
  • 56 The Crossroads of Hellenistic and Sanskrit Science
  • 57 Roman Responses to Greek Science and Scholarship as a Cultural and Political Phenomenon
  • 58 Scientific Encyclopedias
  • 59 Translation and Transmission of Ancient Scientific Texts
  • 60 The Reception of Greco-Roman Science in the Renaissance: Assimilation(s), Transformation(s), Rejection, Hybridization