The Resource Archimedes and the Roman imagination, Mary Jaeger

Archimedes and the Roman imagination, Mary Jaeger

Label
Archimedes and the Roman imagination
Title
Archimedes and the Roman imagination
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jaeger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The great mathematician Archimedes, a Sicilian Greek whose machines defended Syracuse against the Romans during the Second Punic War, was killed by a Roman after the city fell, yet it is largely Roman sources, and Greek texts aimed at Roman audiences, that preserve the stories about him. Archimedes' story, Mary Jaeger argues, thus becomes a locus where writers explore the intersection of Greek and Roman culture, and as such it plays an important role in Roman self-definition. Jaeger uses the biography of Archimedes as a hermeneutic tool, providing insight into the construction of the traditional historical narrative about the Roman conquest of the Greek world and the Greek cultural invasion of Rome." "By breaking down the narrative of Archimedes' life and examining how the various anecdotes that comprise it are embedded in their contexts, the book offers fresh readings of passages from both well-known and less-studied authors, including Polybius, Cicero, Livy, Vitruvius, Plutarch, Silius Italicus, Valerius Maximus, Johannes Tzetzes, and Petrarch."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
510.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.A7
LC item number
J34 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Archimedes and the Roman imagination, Mary Jaeger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Eureka" story -- Cicero at Archimedes' tomb -- Why two spheres? -- The afterlife of the spheres from the De republica -- A sketch of events at Syracuse -- Who killed Archimedes? -- The defense of Syracuse -- Claudian on Archimedes -- Petrarch's Archimedes -- Conclusion -- Notes
Control code
ocn613205561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1d3kq8z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25069706
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613205561
  • pebcs0472025325
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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