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The Encyclopedia of historic typical Scientists is the 1st finished English language paintings to supply a survey of all historical common technological know-how, from its beginnings during the finish of past due Antiquity. A crew of over a hundred of the world’s specialists within the box have compiled this Encyclopedia, together with entries which aren't pointed out in the other reference paintings – leading to a distinct and highly bold source in order to turn out vital for a person looking the main points of the heritage of historical science.

Additional good points comprise a word list, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The word list explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tough to translate, when the Gazetteer describes the numerous locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line indicates the quick upward push within the perform of technological know-how within the fifth century BCE and fast decline after Hadrian, as a result centralization of Roman energy, with consequent lack of a context in which technological know-how may flourish.

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F. Kindstrand. Arnaud Zucker A ⇒ P  L. Aelius Gallus, praefect. Aegypti (45 – 5 BCE) Although the chronology of Gallus’ military expedition into Sabaean country (after 27 BCE) is debated (Jameson 1968), there is little doubt it was a disaster. Gallus was seduced by prospects of controlling the spice trade, which had enriched the Roman client kingdom of Nabatea, which received caravans and camel-loads of frankincense and myrrh from southwestern Arabia, as well as many spices by then imported from India and south-east Asia.

XI: La considerazione delle fonti nella costituzione del testo;” and R. Maisano, “L’edizione di Aezio Amideno, IX–XVI,” in A. F. , Medical Education in Antiquity (forthcoming). John Scarborough Aetna (55 BCE – 78 CE) Latin didactic poem, of unknown authorship and date, treating the causes of volcanic activity in general by focusing on Sicily’s Mount Etna in particular. It is generally seen as postdating L for stylistic reasons, and predating the eruption of Vesuvius (79 CE) because of the poem’s reference to the Naples area as having been long volcanically inactive (line 431).

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