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.
- Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives
- Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance
- Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society
- Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes
Keywords: STEM; STM; Roman Empire; Thales; Aristotle; Plato; Cosmogony; ancient science; hydrostatistics; pneumatics; harmonics; ancient music; classical geology; alchemy; embryology; ancient botany; ancient zoology; epidemiology; physiognomics; ancient food; olive oil; siegeworks; military technology; war technology; ancient navigation; renaissance, Ancient Culture, Ancient Culture