Roemische Agrarhandbuecher

Roemische Agrarhandbuecher : Zwischen Fachwissenschaft, Literatur Und Ideologie

By (author) Silke Diederich


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Agriculture was a subject of the highest social relevance to Rome. Thus it is no surprise that Cato s, Varro s, Columella s and Palladius handbooks on farming, written at key moments in Roman history and reacting as they do to economic and socio-cultural upheaval, have survived. Silke Diederich shows thatRome s elite handbooks on farming became more than just a means of disseminating knowledge of the science of power and a form of sophisticated literature; they also became a medium for the preservation of identity andensuring intellectual continuity. "

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  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 28mm | 780.17g
  • 15 May 2007
  • Walter de Gruyter
  • Berlin/Boston
  • German
  • black & white illustrations
  • 3110199548
  • 9783110199543

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Silke Diederich, Mayen.

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Review quote

.".. ein [...] solide gemachtes Buch, das einen hilfreichen und gut lesbaren Zugang zu aktuellen Forschungstendenzen im Bereich der romischen Agrarschriftstellerei bietet."Anja Wolkenhauer in: Gymnasium 3/2010"

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