By Georgia L. Irby

A spouse to technological know-how, expertise, and medication in historical Greece and Rome brings a clean viewpoint to the learn of those disciplines within the old international, with 60 chapters studying those issues from numerous serious and technical perspectives.

  • Brings a clean standpoint to the examine of technological know-how, expertise, and drugs within the historic global, with 60 chapters reading those subject matters from quite a few severe and technical perspectives
  • Begins assurance in six hundred BCE and contains sections at the later Roman Empire and past, that includes dialogue of the transmission and reception of those rules into the Renaissance
  • Investigates key disciplines, options, and events in historic technology, expertise, and medication in the old, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society
  • Organizes its content material in halves: the 1st specializes in mathematical and usual sciences; the second one specializes in cultural functions and interdisciplinary themes

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