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Title Ordering knowledge in the Roman Empire / edited by Jason König and Tim Whitmarsh
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages)
Contents Ordering knowledge / Jason König and Tim Whitmarsh -- Fragmentation and coherence in Plutarch's Synoptic questions / Jason König -- Galen and Athenaeus in the Hellenistic library / John Wilkins -- Guides to the wor(l)d / Andrew M. Riggsby -- Petronius' lessons in learning, the hard way / Victoria Rimell -- Diogenes Laërtius, biographer of philosophy / James Warren -- The creation of Isidore's Etymologies or Origins / John Henderson -- Knowledge and power in Frontinus' On aqueducts / Alice König -- Measures for an emperor : Volusius Maecianus' monetary pamphlet for Marcus Aurelius / Serafina Cuomo -- Probing the entrails of the universe : astrology as bodily knowledge in Manilius' Astronomica / Thomas Habinek -- Galen's imperial order of knowledge / Rebecca Flemming
Summary The Romans commanded the largest and most complex empire the world had ever seen, or would see until modern times. The challenges, however, were not just political, economic and military: Rome was also the hub of a vast information network, drawing in worldwide expertise and refashioning it for its own purposes. This fascinating collection of essays considers the dialogue between technical literature and imperial society, drawing on, developing and critiquing a range of modern cultural theories (including those of Michel Foucault and Edward Said). How was knowledge shaped into textual forms, and how did those forms encode relationships between emperor and subjects, theory and practice, Roman and Greek, centre and periphery? Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire will be required reading for those concerned with the intellectual and cultural history of the Roman Empire, and its lasting legacy in the medieval world and beyond
Analysis Knowledge
Roman Empire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-299) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Knowledge, Theory of -- Rome
Information organization -- Rome
Knowledge, Sociology of.
sociology of knowledge.
PHILOSOPHY -- Epistemology.
Information organization
Intellectual life
Knowledge, Sociology of
Knowledge, Theory of
SUBJECT Rome -- Intellectual life
Subject Rome (Empire)
Römisches Reich
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author König, Jason.
Whitmarsh, Tim.
ISBN 9780511508103