The Resource The Alexandrian tradition : interactions between science, religion, and literature, Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso & María Paz de Hoz (eds.)

The Alexandrian tradition : interactions between science, religion, and literature, Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso & María Paz de Hoz (eds.)

Label
The Alexandrian tradition : interactions between science, religion, and literature
Title
The Alexandrian tradition
Title remainder
interactions between science, religion, and literature
Statement of responsibility
Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso & María Paz de Hoz (eds.)
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the outcome of the conference 'Imperial Alexandria: Interactions between Science, Religion and Literature, ' held at Salamanca University in October 2011. The conference convened a group of experts from different fields to address the interrelationship between science, religion and literature in the Graeco-Roman world during the Imperial Period, and especially in Alexandria, situating it within the context of the long tradition of knowledge that had been consolidating itself in this city, above all during the Hellenistic era. The encounter's main aim was to create a forum for interdisciplinary reflection on 'the Alexandrian model' of knowledge in the Imperial Period and its background, being attended by philologists and historians specialising in different types of texts (literary, scientific and religious), whose study requires an interdisciplinary approach, with priority being given to the notion of contact and the relationship between these subjects in order to gain a better understanding of the spirit, way of thinking and moral values of a particularly important era in the development of ancient culture"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
932/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
DT73.A4
LC item number
A128 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ricerche di cultura europea = Forschungen zur europäischen Kultur,
Series volume
Band 28
Label
The Alexandrian tradition : interactions between science, religion, and literature, Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso & María Paz de Hoz (eds.)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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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
Mathematics & religion in ancient Greece and medieval Islam / John Lennart Berggren -- Mechanics and imagination in ancient Greek astronomy : Sphairopoiïa as image and tool / James Evans -- Alexandrian astronomy in the 2nd century AD : Ptolemy and his times / Anne Tihon -- Note on a passage of the Arabic translation of Ptolemy's Planetary hypotheses / Sébastien Moureau -- Isis, Sarapis, Cyrus and John : between healing gods and thaumaturgical saints / Laurent Bricault -- The Song of Orpheus in the Argonautica and the Theogonic Library of Apollonius / Marco Antonio Santamaría -- Paradox and the marvellous in Greek poetry of the imperial period / Luis Arturo Guichard -- Between literature and science, poetry and prose, Alexandria and Rome : the case of Dionysius' Periegesis of the known world / Jane Lucy Lightfoot -- Lucian's Podagra, Asclepius and Galen : the popularisation of medicine in the second century AD / María Paz de Hoz -- Christian paideia in early imperial Alexandria / Clelia Martínez Maza -- "When I scan the circling spirals of the stars, no longer do I touch earth with my feet" / Juan Luis García Alonso -- Nonnus' natural histories : anything to do with Dionysus? / Laura Miguélez-Cavero -- Greek poetry in late antique Alexandria : between culture and religion / Gianfranco Agosti
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ocn884273805
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306932790
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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624530
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.b30595885
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884273805
  • pebcs1306932793

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