16 December 2009

Asper, Markus (2007) Griechische Wissenschaftstexte: Formen, Funktionen, Differenzierungsgeschichten. Stuttgart: Steiner. (Philosophie der Antike; 25.) 453 p. ISBN 978-3-515-08959-3. Price: €66.

Markus Asper focuses on ancient Greek scientific and technical texts ("science writing"), which are often neglected by philologists and left to historians of science to deal with. His approach to these texts is taken from literary theory and criticism. On the example of Greek scientific texts, the author draws conclusions about the written transmission of knowledge in general.

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