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Plutarch's science of natural problems : a study with commentary on Quaestiones naturales / by Michiel Meeusen.

Author/Creator:
Meeusen, Michiel, author.
Publication:
Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, 2016.
Series:
Plutarchea hypomnemata.
Plutarchea Hypomnemata
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (555 pages).
Subjects:
Natural history.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In his Quaestiones naturales, Plutarch unmistakably demonstrates a huge interest in the world of natural phenomena. The work of this famous intellectual and philosopher from Chaeronea consists of forty-one natural problems that address a wide variety of questions, sometimes rather peculiar ones, pertaining to ancient Greek physics, including problems related to the fields of zoology, botany, meteorology and their respective subdisciplines. By providing a thorough study of and commentary on this generally neglected text, written by one of the most influential and prolific writers from Antiquity, this book contributes to our better understanding of Plutarch's natural scientific programme and the condition and role of ancient natural science in the Roman Imperial Era in general.
Contents:
Prologue
Plutarch and the history of science : the case of Quaestiones naturales
Introduction
1. Problems, problems, problems (and Aristotelian precedents)
2. The position of Quaestiones naturales in the corpus Plutarcheum
3. Quaestiones naturales and zetetic [paideia]
4. Plutarch's Platonic world view : the aetiological design of Quaestiones naturales and its scientific context
Commentary
Synopsis.
Notes:
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed June 16, 2017).
ISBN:
94-6166-229-7
OCLC:
988170156
Access Restriction:
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