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agricultural writers

M. Stephen Spurr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 344 words.

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Albinus (2) , writer on music, geometry, and dialectic

Edward Courtney and R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 120 words.

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Andreas, d. 217 BCE

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 78 words.

Physician and court doctor of *Ptolemy (1) IV (Philopator), follower of *Herophilus. Works: Νάρθηξ (a pharmacopoeia, with descriptions of plants and roots); Περὶ δακέτων (on snake-bites); Περὶ τῶν...

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anthropology

J. T. Vallance.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; History of Science and Technology. 1171 words.

It is probably misleading, though not entirely inappropriate, to use this word to describe the ancient study of man and society. Misleading, because anthropology did not really exist as the kind of...

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Antichthon/Antipodes

Alfred Hiatt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology. 1236 words.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Alexander Jones.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; History of Science and Technology. 3285 words.

The Antikythera Mechanism (National Archaeological Museum, Athens, inv. X 15087) was a Hellenistic gearwork device for displaying astronomical and chronological functions. Substantial but...

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Apollonius (3), chief minister of Ptolemy (1), 3rd cent. BCE

Dorothy J. Thompson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology. 184 words.

Apollonius (3) (3rd cent. bce) served *Ptolemy (1) II as chief minister (dioikētēs) in Egypt and is best known as holder of a 10,000-aroura (2,750-ha: 6,800-acre) crown-gift estate near...

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Aretaeus

William David Ross.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 83 words.

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artillery

Jonathan Coulston.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology; Ancient Roman History. 554 words.

Evidence for Greek and Roman artillery comes from the surviving technical treatises, incidental historical and subliterary references, and, most importantly, finds of both machine-fittings and...

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Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus

Eric William Marsden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 48 words.

Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus, author of an extant work on siege-engines (Περὶ μηχανημάτων; see artillery; siegecraft), perhaps to be dated in the 1st cent. bce or ce.

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