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The Resource Hellenistic Science at Court, Marquis Berrey

Hellenistic Science at Court, Marquis Berrey

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Hellenistic Science at Court
Title
Hellenistic Science at Court
Statement of responsibility
Marquis Berrey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The development of science in the modern world is often held to depend on such institutions as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new science emerge in the pre-modern culture of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the court society formed around the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) provided an audience for cross-disciplinary, learned knowledge, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves in the virtues of courtiers attendant on the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court society prized entertainment that drew on earlier literature, mixed genres and cultures, and highlighted motion and sound. New cross-disciplinary science in the Hellenistic period gained its social currency and subsequent scientific success through its entertainment value as court science. Ancient court science sheds light on the long history of scientific interdisciplinarity
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Cataloging source
DEGRU
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Berrey, Marquis
Dewey number
930
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
Q127.E3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Cultures
Series volume
5
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  • Science
  • Egypt
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Science
  • Egypt
Label
Hellenistic Science at Court, Marquis Berrey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Herophilus' Pulse and Archimedes' Mechanized Mathematics
  • Epilogue
  • Editions of Primary Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index Locorum
  • Index Rerum
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Simmias the Elephant-Hunter and Other People at the Court of Ptolemy
  • 2. Kingship, Symposia, Gift-Exchange: Parameters of Friendship
  • 3. An Entertaining Genre
  • 4. Technology and Performance in Eratosthenes and Andreas
Control code
1004875836
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110540154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110541939
  • 9783110541939
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201710046921
  • 9783110540154
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201710048673
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1036838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004875836
Label
Hellenistic Science at Court, Marquis Berrey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Herophilus' Pulse and Archimedes' Mechanized Mathematics
  • Epilogue
  • Editions of Primary Sources
  • Bibliography
  • Index Locorum
  • Index Rerum
  • Frontmatter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Simmias the Elephant-Hunter and Other People at the Court of Ptolemy
  • 2. Kingship, Symposia, Gift-Exchange: Parameters of Friendship
  • 3. An Entertaining Genre
  • 4. Technology and Performance in Eratosthenes and Andreas
Control code
1004875836
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110540154
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110541939
  • 9783110541939
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201710046921
  • 9783110540154
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201710048673
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1036838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004875836

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