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The Resource De Causis Plantarum, Theophrastus ; edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link, (electronic resource)

De Causis Plantarum, Theophrastus ; edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link, (electronic resource)

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De Causis Plantarum
Title
De Causis Plantarum
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Theophrastus ; edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Enquiry into Plants and De Causis Plantarum by Theophrastus (c. 370-c. 285 BCE) are a counterpart to Aristotle's zoological work and the most important botanical work of antiquity now extant. In the latter Theophrastus turns to plant physiology.
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Theophrastus
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1906-1978
  • 1888-
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  • Einarson, Benedict
  • Link, George K. K.
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Loeb classical library online
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Botany
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Theophrastus of Eresus in Lesbos, born about 370 BCE, is the author of the most important botanical works that have survived from classical antiquity. He was in turn student, collaborator, and successor of Aristotle. Like his predecessor he was interested in all aspects of human knowledge and experience, especially natural science. His writings on plants form a counterpart to Aristotle's zoological works. In the Enquiry into Plants Theophrastus classifies and describes varieties--covering trees, plants of particular regions, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and cereals; in the last of the nine books he focuses on plant juices and medicinal properties of herbs. The Loeb Classical Library edition is in two volumes; the second contains two additional treatises: On Odours and Weather Signs. In De Causis Plantarum Theophrastus turns to plant physiology. Books One and Two are concerned with generation, sprouting, flowering and fruiting, and the effects of climate. In Books Three and Four Theophrastus studies cultivation and agricultural methods. In Books Five and Six he discusses plant breeding; diseases and other causes of death; and distinctive flavours and odours. Theophrastus's celebrated Characters is of a quite different nature. This collection of descriptive sketches is the earliest known character-writing and a striking reflection of contemporary life--
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De Causis Plantarum, Theophrastus ; edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Books 1-2 -- v. II. Books 3-4 -- v. III. Books 5-6
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hup0000571
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780674995246
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computer
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rdamedia.
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remote
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(OCoLC)762162484
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
De Causis Plantarum, Theophrastus ; edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Books 1-2 -- v. II. Books 3-4 -- v. III. Books 5-6
Control code
hup0000571
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)762162484
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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