Writing Science: Medical and Mathematical Authorship in Ancient Greece

    Scientific and technological texts have not played a significant role in modern literary criticism. This collection, focusing mostly on medical and mathematical texts from ancient Greece, aims at approaching ancient Greek science from the cross-disciplinary perspective of authorship. Among the questions addressed are: How does scientific writing differ from 'literary' writing? In what ways does the author present himself as an authoritative figure? In addition to offering a new approach to this vast area of ancient literature, this collection reflects on the forms of scientific and scholarly communication current today.

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    Number of Pages: 510
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9783110295054
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    Listed in: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, To c 500
    Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co

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