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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. 381 words.

Agricultural manuals, written by practising landowners, flourished at Rome from M. *Porcius Cato (1) (c.160 bce) to *Palladius (c.Mid 5th cent. ce), enjoying higher status than other technical...

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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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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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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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Morsimus

Andrew Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 41 words.

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Pliny (1) the Elder, 23/24–79 CE

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology; Ancient Roman History. 1161 words.

Gaius Plinius Secundus, prominent Roman equestrian, from Novum *Comum in Gallia Cisalpina (see gaul (cisalpine)), commander of the fleet at *Misenum, and uncle of *Pliny (2) the Younger, best known...

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Pompeius Trogus

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology; Ancient Roman History. 223 words.

Trogus Pompeius, a Romanized Vocontian from Gallia Narbonensis (see gaul (transalpine)), author of zoological, and perhaps botanical works, now lost, and the Philippic Histories (Historiae...

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Ptolemy (4), Harmonics

Andrew Barker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 372 words.

Ptolemy's Harmonics is outstanding in its field, and significant in the history of scientific thought for its sophisticated blend of rationalist and empiricist methodology. While rejecting...

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Ptolemy (4), mathematical writer

G. J. Toomer and Alexander Jones.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 1770 words.

Ptolemy wrote at *Alexandria (1), between 146 ce and c.170, definitive works in many of the mathematical sciences (see mathematics), including *astronomy and *geography. Ptolemy's earliest work, the...

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Ravenna Cosmographer (Anonymus Ravennas)

Natalia Lozovsky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 3254 words.

Ravenna Cosmographer is an anonymous author of a Latin compilation commonly dated to the late 600s to early 700s. The Cosmographer describes the inhabited world, beginning with some...

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