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The Resource Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing, edited by Marco Formisano, Philip van der Eijk, (electronic resource)

Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing, edited by Marco Formisano, Philip van der Eijk, (electronic resource)

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Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing
Title
Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marco Formisano, Philip van der Eijk
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The relationship between theory and practice, between norms indicated in a text and their extra-textual application, is one of the most fascinating issues in the history and theory of science. Yet this aspect has often been taken for granted and never explored in depth. The essays contained in this volume provide a multi-layered and nuanced discussion of this relationship as it emerges in ancient Greek and Roman culture in a number of fields, such as agriculture, architecture, the art of love, astronomy, ethics, mechanics, medicine and pharmacology. The main focus is on the textuality of processes of transmission of knowledge and its application in various fields. Given that a text always contains complex and destabilizing aspects that cannot be reduced to the specific subject matter it discusses, to what extent can and do ancient texts support extra-textual applicability?--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Formisano, Marco
  • Eijk, Ph. J. van der
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Technical writing
  • Classical literature
  • Technology
  • Technology
Label
Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing, edited by Marco Formisano, Philip van der Eijk, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718575
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From words to acts? / Philip van der Eijk and Marco Formisano -- The poetics of knowledge / Marco Formisano -- Machines on paper: from words to acts in ancient mechanics / Markus Asper -- Architecture as "the art of the possible" / Elisa Romano -- Caesar's Rhine bridge and its feasibility in Giovanni Giocondo's Expositio pontis / Ronny Kaiser -- From words to acts: on the applicability of Hippocratic therapy / Pilar P�erez Ca�nizares -- Naso magister erat -- sed cui bono? : on not taking the poet's teaching seriously / Alison Sharrock -- From techne to kakotechnia: use and abuse of ancient cosmetic texts / Laurence Totelin -- From discourses to handbook: the Encheiridion of Epictetus as a practical guide to life / Gerard Boter -- The problem of practical applicability in Ptolemy's Geography / Klaus Geus -- Living according to the seasons : the power of parapegmata / Gerd Grasshoff -- Auctoritas in the garden : Columella's poetic strategy in De re rustica 10 / Christiane Reitz -- The generous text: animal intuition, human knowledge, and written transmission in Pliny's books on medicine / Brooke Holmes -- From descriptions to acts : the paradoxical animals of the ancients from a cognitive perspective / Pietro Li Causi
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CR9781316718575
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages)
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
9781316718575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982288043
Label
Knowledge, text and practice in ancient technical writing, edited by Marco Formisano, Philip van der Eijk, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718575
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From words to acts? / Philip van der Eijk and Marco Formisano -- The poetics of knowledge / Marco Formisano -- Machines on paper: from words to acts in ancient mechanics / Markus Asper -- Architecture as "the art of the possible" / Elisa Romano -- Caesar's Rhine bridge and its feasibility in Giovanni Giocondo's Expositio pontis / Ronny Kaiser -- From words to acts: on the applicability of Hippocratic therapy / Pilar P�erez Ca�nizares -- Naso magister erat -- sed cui bono? : on not taking the poet's teaching seriously / Alison Sharrock -- From techne to kakotechnia: use and abuse of ancient cosmetic texts / Laurence Totelin -- From discourses to handbook: the Encheiridion of Epictetus as a practical guide to life / Gerard Boter -- The problem of practical applicability in Ptolemy's Geography / Klaus Geus -- Living according to the seasons : the power of parapegmata / Gerd Grasshoff -- Auctoritas in the garden : Columella's poetic strategy in De re rustica 10 / Christiane Reitz -- The generous text: animal intuition, human knowledge, and written transmission in Pliny's books on medicine / Brooke Holmes -- From descriptions to acts : the paradoxical animals of the ancients from a cognitive perspective / Pietro Li Causi
Control code
CR9781316718575
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages)
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
9781316718575
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982288043

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