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Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science

Daryn Lehoux, A. D. Morrison, Alison Sharrock - History - 2013 - 326 pages
The volume unites the three aspects - poetry, philosophy, and science - found in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura. With ten original essays and an analytical introduction, the volume ...
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Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World: Parapegmata and ...

Daryn Lehoux - History - 2007 - 566 pages
This 2007 book explains the popular instruments and texts (parapegmata) used in antiquity for astronomical weather prediction.
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Creatures Born of Mud and Slime: The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous ...

Daryn Lehoux - Science - 2017 - 192 pages
We accept that, at some point in the history of our universe, living creatures emerged from nonliving matter. Yet from the time of Aristotle until the late nineteenth century ...
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Philodemus in Italy: The Books from Herculaneum

Marcello Gigante, Dirk Obbink - History - 2002 - 192 pages
Philodemus (ca 110-35 BCE) was an Epicurean poet and philosopher whose private library was buried in the remains of Herculaneum by the lava from Mt.Vesuvius. In 1752 around ...
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Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics

Andrew Barker - History - 2000 - 281 pages
Examines the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy for investigating the structures underlying musical melody.
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Dio Chrysostom: Politics, Letters, and Philosophy

Simon Swain - History - 2002 - 308 pages
Dio Chrysostom (c. AD 45-115) is one of the most important writers, thinkers, and politicians from the flourishing world of the Greeks under Rome. His many surviving essays and ...
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Rethinking Reality: Lucretius and the Textualization of Nature

Duncan F. Kennedy - History - 2002 - 145 pages
A clear, concise introduction to current debates on the relationship of representation and reality in science studies
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The Taste for Nothingness: A Study of Virtus and Related Themes in Lucan's ...

Robert Sklenář - History - 2003 - 158 pages
Lucan, the young and doomed epic poet of the Age of Nero, is represented by only one surviving work, the Bellum Civile, which takes as its theme the civil war that destroyed ...
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