Roemische Agrarhandbuecher: Zwischen Fachwissenschaft, Literatur Und Ideologie

Roemische Agrarhandbuecher: Zwischen Fachwissenschaft, Literatur Und Ideologie

Hardback Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte Language: German

By (author) Silke Diederich


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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Format: Hardback | 458 pages
  • Language: German
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 234mm x 28mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin/Boston
  • ISBN 10: 3110199548
  • ISBN 13: 9783110199543
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

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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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"