By Charles W. Hedrick Jr.
This publication introduces scholars to the manager disciplines, equipment and assets hired in 'doing' old heritage, in preference to 'reading' it. The book:Encourages readers to interact with ancient resources, instead of to be passive recipients of ancient stories supplies readers a feeling of the character of proof and its use within the reconstruction of the earlier is helping them to learn a old narrative with extra serious appreciation Encourages them to think about the variations among their very own event of historic assets, and using those gadgets in the daily life of historical society A concise bibliographical essay on the finish of every bankruptcy refers to introductions, indices, learn instruments and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written in actual fact, concisely and concretely, invoking historic illustrations and sleek parallels as acceptable.
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53, 133). The notion that the environment has a determinative influence on human nature is notoriously attested in an emblematic fifth century bc medical essay entitled Airs, Waters and Places, which is attributed to the semi-legendary founding hero of Greek medicine, Hippocrates. The text was perhaps intended to acquaint a medical practitioner, arriving in a new place, with the local information required to treat people. The treatise recognizes two explanations for cultural diversity: custom (nomos) and nature (physis).
Given the shape of the map, it obviously can have little relationship to the reality of the Mediterranean; as has been frequently noted, the sea in this case seems to be portrayed more as a river. Furthermore, this map makes no use of Ptolemy’s astronomical conventions: it is intended for practical travel, not to illustrate general principles. Practical maps and philosophic maps were made for different purposes. Thus in the Peutinger map one of the most basic rules of modern mapmaking is ignored: there is no consistent scale.
The research of the pre-modern historian always sprang out of an appreciation of the engagement of the source with the political and social activities of the present. g. authors’ names, journal titles, reference works) are explained there at xxix–liv). A more recent and expansive resource is the German encyclopedia edited by Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider, Der neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike, Stuttgart 1996–2003. The first 12 volumes deal with the ancient world; volumes 13–15 treat the history of scholarship; volume 16 contains indices; supplementary volumes began to appear in 2004.
Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World) by Charles W. Hedrick Jr.