Download e-book for kindle: Knowledge, Text and Practice in Ancient Technical Writing by Marco Formisano,Philip van der Eijk

By Marco Formisano,Philip van der Eijk

the connection among concept and perform, in different phrases among norms indicated in a textual content and their extra-textual program, is without doubt one of the such a lot attention-grabbing concerns within the historical past and thought of technological know-how. but this point has usually been taken with no consideration and not explored intensive. The essays contained during this quantity offer a posh and nuanced dialogue of this courting because it emerges in historic Greek and Roman tradition in a couple of fields, resembling agriculture, structure, the artwork of affection, astronomy, ethics, mechanics, drugs, and pharmacology. the focus is at the textuality of procedures of the transmission of information and its software in quite a few fields. provided that a textual content continually includes complicated and destabilising features that can not be decreased to the categorical material it discusses, to what quantity can and do old texts help extra-textual applicability?

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