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Title Writings of early scholars in the ancient Near East, Egypt, Rome, and Greece : translating ancient scientific texts / edited by Annette Imhausen and Tanja Pommerening
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 436 pages) : illustrations
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Bd. 286
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; Bd. 286
Contents section 1. Language as a feature of a scientific discipline -- Gegenstand und Methode : sprachliche Erkenntnistechniken in der keilschriftlichen Überlieferung Mesopotamiens / Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum -- Das Verhältnis von medizinischer Prognose zur religiösen Divinatorik/Mantik in Griechenland / Jochen Althoff -- Präzision in der Prognose, oder, Divination als Wissenschaft / Joachim-Friedrich Quack -- Zur Rolle des Fachwortschatzes in der Naturalis Historia des Älteren Plinius / Thorsten Fögen -- section 2. Translation of ancient scholars -- Translating the Phainomena across genre, language, and culture / Liba Taub -- Translating the fundamentals of the course of the stars / Alexandra von Lieven -- section 3. Problems of translating ancient medical texts and possible solutions -- Von Impotenz und Migräne : eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Übersetzungen des Papyrus Ebers / Tanja Pommerening -- Zum Problem der kulturellen Gebundenheit bei der Übersetzung von medizinischen Keilschrifttexten / Nils P. Heessel -- The lamp and the mirror, or, Some comments on the ancient understanding of Mesopotamian medical manuscripts / Martin Worthington -- Zur Neuedition des hieratisch-demotischen Papyrus Wien D 6257 aus römischer Zeit / Friedhelm Hoffmann -- A recipe for a headache : translating and interpreting ancient Greek and Roman remedies / Laurence M.V. Totelin
section 4. Problems and methods in translating astronomical-astrological text -- Ancient Egyptian star tables : a reinterpretation of their fundamental structure / Leo Depuydt -- Methods for understanding and reconstructing Babylonian predicting rules / Lis Brack-Bernsen -- Problems in translating ancient Greek astrological texts / Stephan Heilen -- section 5. Ways to express ancient mathematical concepts in modern language -- From the cave into reality : mathematics and cultures / Annette Imhausen -- Translating rational-practice texts / Jim Ritter -- How to transfer the conceptual structure of Old Babylonian mathematics : solutions and inherent problems : with an Italian parallel / Jens Høyrup
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Text in English and German
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Subject Learning and scholarship -- History -- To 1500.
Science, Ancient -- History -- Sources.
Scientific literature -- Translating.
Scientific literature -- Greece -- History and criticism.
Scientific literature -- Middle East -- History and criticism.
Scientific literature -- Rome -- History and criticism.
Translating and interpreting -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Imhausen, Annette.
Pommerening, Tanja.
ISBN 3110229935 (electronic bk.)
9783110229936 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; acid-free paper)
(hardcover ; acid-free paper)