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The Resource Hellenistic science at court, Marquis Berrey

Hellenistic science at court, Marquis Berrey

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Hellenistic science at court
Title
Hellenistic science at court
Statement of responsibility
Marquis Berrey
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Language
eng
Summary
The development of science in the modern world is often held to depend on such institutions as universities, peer-reviewed journals, and democracy. How, then, did new science emerge in the pre-modern culture of the Hellenistic Egyptian monarchy? Berrey argues that the court society formed around the Ptolemaic pharaohs Ptolemy III and IV (reigned successively 246-205/4 BCE) provided an audience for cross-disciplinary, learned knowledge, as physicians, mathematicians, and mechanicians clothed themselves in the virtues of courtiers attendant on the kings. The multicultural Greco-Egyptian court society prized entertainment that drew on earlier literature, mixed genres and cultures, and highlighted motion and sound. New cross-disciplinary science in the Hellenistic period gained its social currency and subsequent scientific success through its entertainment value as court science. Ancient court science sheds light on the long history of scientific interdisciplinarity
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
509.32
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q127.E3
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures
Series volume
5
Target audience
specialized
Label
Hellenistic science at court, Marquis Berrey
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0029084649
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9783110539776
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Hellenistic science at court, Marquis Berrey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0029084649
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9783110539776
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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