By Markus Asper, Anna-Maria Kanthak

Clinical and technological texts haven't performed an important position in smooth literary feedback. This assortment, focusing totally on scientific and mathematical texts from historical Greece, goals at drawing close historical Greek technological know-how from the cross-disciplinary point of view of authorship. one of the questions addressed are: How does clinical writing range from ‘literary’ writing? In what methods does the writer current himself as an authoritative determine? as well as supplying a brand new method of this significant quarter of historic literature, this assortment displays at the different types of clinical and scholarly conversation present this day.

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