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The Resource Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture, edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf

Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture, edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf

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Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture
Title
Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How did ancient scientific and knowledge-ordering writers make their work authoritative? This book answers that question for a wide range of ancient disciplines, from mathematics, medicine, architecture and agriculture, through to law, historiography and philosophy - focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the literature of the Roman Empire. It draws attention to habits that these different fields had in common, while also showing how individual texts and authors manipulated standard techniques of self-authorisation in distinctive ways. It stresses the importance of competitive and assertive styles of self-presentation, and also examines some of the pressures that pulled in the opposite direction by looking at authors who chose to acknowledge the limitations of their own knowledge or resisted close identification with narrow versions of expert identity. A final chapter by Sir Geoffrey Lloyd offers a comparative account of scientific authority and expertise in ancient Chinese, Indian and Mesopotamian culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
509.38
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.95
LC item number
.A98 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture, edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : self-assertion and its alternatives in ancient scientific and technical writing / Jason König -- Philosophical authority in the imperial period / Michael Trapp -- Philosophical authority in the younger Seneca / Harry Hine -- Iurisperiti : 'men skilled in law' / Jill Harries -- Making and defending claims to authority in Vitruvius' De architectura / Daniel Harris-McCoy -- Fragile expertise and the authority of the past : the 'Roman art of war' / Marco Formisano -- Conflicting models of authority and expertise in Frontinus' Strategemata / Alice König -- The authority of writing in Varro's De re rustica / Aude Doody -- The limits of enquiry in imperial Greek didactice poetry / Emily Kneebone -- Ecpertise, 'character' and the 'authority effect' in the Early Roman history of Dionysius of Halicarnassus / Nicolas Wiater -- The authority of Galen's witnesses / Daryn Lehoux -- Anatomy and Aporia in Galen's On the construction of Fetuses / Ralph M. Rosen -- Varro the Roman cynic : the destruction of religious authority in the Antiquitates rerum divinarum / Leah Kronenberg -- Signs, seers and senatros : divinatory expertise in Cicero and Nigidius Figulus / Katharina Volk -- The public face of expertise : utility, zeal and collaboration in Prolemy's Syntaxis / Johannes Wietzke -- The authority of mathematical expertise and the question of ancient writing More geometrico / Reviel Netz -- Authority and expertise : some cross-cultural comparisons / G.E.R. Lloyd
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 473 pages
Isbn
9781107060067
Lccn
2016023672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951465370
Label
Authority and expertise in ancient scientific culture, edited by Jason König and Greg Woolf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : self-assertion and its alternatives in ancient scientific and technical writing / Jason König -- Philosophical authority in the imperial period / Michael Trapp -- Philosophical authority in the younger Seneca / Harry Hine -- Iurisperiti : 'men skilled in law' / Jill Harries -- Making and defending claims to authority in Vitruvius' De architectura / Daniel Harris-McCoy -- Fragile expertise and the authority of the past : the 'Roman art of war' / Marco Formisano -- Conflicting models of authority and expertise in Frontinus' Strategemata / Alice König -- The authority of writing in Varro's De re rustica / Aude Doody -- The limits of enquiry in imperial Greek didactice poetry / Emily Kneebone -- Ecpertise, 'character' and the 'authority effect' in the Early Roman history of Dionysius of Halicarnassus / Nicolas Wiater -- The authority of Galen's witnesses / Daryn Lehoux -- Anatomy and Aporia in Galen's On the construction of Fetuses / Ralph M. Rosen -- Varro the Roman cynic : the destruction of religious authority in the Antiquitates rerum divinarum / Leah Kronenberg -- Signs, seers and senatros : divinatory expertise in Cicero and Nigidius Figulus / Katharina Volk -- The public face of expertise : utility, zeal and collaboration in Prolemy's Syntaxis / Johannes Wietzke -- The authority of mathematical expertise and the question of ancient writing More geometrico / Reviel Netz -- Authority and expertise : some cross-cultural comparisons / G.E.R. Lloyd
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 473 pages
Isbn
9781107060067
Lccn
2016023672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)951465370

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