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1 Anton, John P. (Ed. ) SCIENCE AND THE SCIENCES IN PLATO
Eidos / Caravan Books 1980 0882063014 / 9780882063010 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Former scholar's name on ffep (David Furley) with his blindstamp to fep. Pencil marginalia by Furley on a few pages. ; Contents: Gregory Vlastos: The role of Observation in Plato's Conception of Astronomy; Alexander P. D. Mourelatos: Plato's "Real Astronomy" Republic VII. 527D-531D; Robert G. Turnbull: The Later Platonic Concept of Scientific Explanation; Ian Mueller: Ascending to Problems: Astronomy and Harmonics in Republic VII. ; 127 pages; Collective contribution of four essays to the restoration of Plato's place in the history of scientific thought. 
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2 Aratus; [Ernestus] Ernst Maass (Ed. ) [ARATUS] ARATI PHAENOMENA Recensuit Et Fontium Testimoniorumque Notis Prolegomenis Indicibus Instruxit Ernestus Maass. Editio Tertia Lucis Ope Expressa
Weidmannsche Buchhandlung / Apud Weidmannos 1964 Third Edition Softcover Very Good 
Spine is slightly browned and rubbed (effacing some of the lettering). First few pages have creasing to top corners. ; Xxxvi + 101 pp. Greek text with Latin introduction and apparatus. ; 101 pages 
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3 Aristotle; W. Ogle ARISTOTLE ON THE PARTS OF ANIMALS Translated, with an Introduction and Notes
NY Garland Publishing 1987 0824069250 / 9780824069254 Hardcover Fine 
Reprint of the 1882 London ed. xxxiii, 263pp.; Greek & Roman Philosophy Volume 26; 263 pages 
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4 Asmis, Elizabeth EPICURUS' SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Cornell University Press 1984 0801414652 / 9780801414657 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Light pencilling to a few pages. Scholar's blindstamp and name to ffep (Robert Brown). DJ has a couple of small tears and light chipping. DJ has a bit of creasing. ; Cornell Studies in Classical Philology; 400 pages 
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5 Baker, Patricia Anne MEDICAL CARE FOR THE ROMAN ARMY ON THE RHINE, DANUBE AND BRITISH FRONTIERS IN THE FIRST, SECOND AND EARLY THIRD CENTURIES AD
British Archaeological Reports 2004 1841713783 / 9781841713786 Softcover Near Fine 
A couple of minor creases to spine else fine. ; British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 1286; 204 pages; This detailed study of military medical practice on the western frontiers of the Roman army aims to discover whether legionary and auxilliary units were treated differently, whether local civilians were also treated by military doctors and if the soldier's location impacted on his medical treatment. At the heart of this wide-ranging study is an analysis of medical instruments discovered at frontier sites, such as Housesteads, Wallsend, Carnuntum, Caerleon, Xanten, Mainz and many others. Patricia Anne Baker examines the scientific function and production of these implements whilst also discussing what they (and written sources) reveal about Roman attitudes towards illness and the nature of physical examinations and medical care, especially among soldiers at the edges of Roman influence. The impact on local populations of the Roman presence and living on a frontier is also considered. Includes a catalogue of forts, sites and implements. 
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6 Baker, Patricia Anne MEDICAL CARE FOR THE ROMAN ARMY ON THE RHINE, DANUBE AND BRITISH FRONTIERS IN THE FIRST, SECOND AND EARLY THIRD CENTURIES AD
British Archaeological Reports 2004 1841713783 / 9781841713786 Softcover Fine 
British Archaeological Reports BAR International Series 1286; 204 pages; This detailed study of military medical practice on the western frontiers of the Roman army aims to discover whether legionary and auxilliary units were treated differently, whether local civilians were also treated by military doctors and if the soldier's location impacted on his medical treatment. At the heart of this wide-ranging study is an analysis of medical instruments discovered at frontier sites, such as Housesteads, Wallsend, Carnuntum, Caerleon, Xanten, Mainz and many others. Patricia Anne Baker examines the scientific function and production of these implements whilst also discussing what they (and written sources) reveal about Roman attitudes towards illness and the nature of physical examinations and medical care, especially among soldiers at the edges of Roman influence. The impact on local populations of the Roman presence and living on a frontier is also considered. Includes a catalogue of forts, sites and implements. 
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7 Berlinski, David NEWTON'S GIFT How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World
London Duckworth 2001 071563061X / 9780715630617 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Xviii, 217pp. In this witty, engaging, and often moving examination of Newton's life, David Berlinski recovers the man behind the mathematical breakthroughs. The story carries the reader from Newton's unremarkable childhood to his awkward undergraduate days at Cambridge and then to the astonishing year in which, working alone, he laid the foundation for his system of the world. Thereafter, Berlinski describes the creation of Newton's masterpiece, the Principia Mathematica, the monumental feuds that poisoned his soul and that wearied his supporters, and Newton's final re-creation of himself as the master of England's financial system. ; 217 pages 
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8 Boulhol, Pascal & Francoise Gaide & Mireille Loubet (Eds. ) GUÉRISONS DU CORPS ET DE L'ÂME Approches Pluridisciplinaires
Publications De L'Université De Provence 2006 2853996514 / 9782853996518 Paperback Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear. Minor crease to upper corner of front wrap. ; Cette ouvrage regroupe les actes du colloque organisé en septembre 2004 à la Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (MMSH) d’Aix-en-Provence. Il regroupe des textes chercheurs français et étrangers aux approches pluridisciplinaires : médecine, philosophie, religion, littérature, arts, sociologie, anthropologie…; Textes Et Documents De La Méditerranée Antique Et Médiévale; 364 pages 
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9 Brain, Peter GALEN ON BLOODLETTING A Study of the Origins, Development and Validity of his Opinions, with a Translation of the Three Works
Cambridge University Press 1986 0521320852 / 9780521320856 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
202 pages; For more than two thousand years, almost all doctors in the West used bloodletting to treat a great variety of diseases and conditions. In an attempt to find out why they acted thus, Dr Brain has translated the three works on bloodletting by the second-century physician Galen, which provide by far the most comprehensive account of the practice in antiquity. This is the first published version of these works in a modern language. After a brief summary of Galen's medical system, the author goes on to consider the origins of Galen's ideas and methods, with particular reference to the Hippocratic writings, and the question why Galen, in common with most of the ancient physicians, believed in the efficacy of the comedy. The effects of bloodletting are considered in terms of modem physiology and medicine, and the possibility is explored that it may indeed have been beneficial in the conditions prevailing in Galen's time. 
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10 Bruins, E. M. (Ed. ) CODEX CONSTANTINOPOLITANUS: PALATII VETERIS NO. 1 [3 VOLUME SET] Part 1: Reproduction of the Manuscript; Part 2: Greek Text; Part 3: Translation and Commentary
E. J. Brill 1964 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Overall set is in Near Fine to Fine condition. Part One has slight scuffing to boards and very light foxing and slightly bowed boards. Parts 2 & 3 are in Fine Condition. ; Contains Metrica of Hero / Heron of Alexandria with text, reproduction of the manuscript, scholia and commentaries. ; Janus Supplements; Contains a facsimile of the manuscript and Greek text + translation and commentary of this text on Geometry 
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11 Bruins, E. M. (Ed. ) CODEX CONSTANTINOPOLITANUS: PALATII VETERIS NO. 1 [3 VOLUME SET] Part 1: Reproduction of the Manuscript; Part 2: Greek Text; Part 3: Translation and Commentary
E. J. Brill 1964 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Overall set is in Fine condition. Very minor scuffing. ; Contains Metrica of Hero / Heron of Alexandria with text, reproduction of the manuscript, scholia and commentaries. ; Janus Supplements; Contains a facsimile of the manuscript and Greek text + translation and commentary of this text on Geometry 
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12 Bruun, Christer & Ari Saastamoinen (Eds. ) TECHNOLOGY, IDEOLOGY, WATER: FROM FRONTINUS TO THE RENAISSANCE AND BEYOND Papers from a Conference At the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, May 19-20, 2000.
Institutum Romanum Finlandiae 2003 9525323080 / 9789525323085 Softcover Fine 
Fine. ; Contents: Christer Bruun, Introduction: Tradition and Innovation; Ari Saastamoinen, The Literary Character of Frontinus 'De aquaeductu'; Christer Bruun, Frontinus and the "Nachleben" of his De aquaeductu from Antiquity to the Baroque; Robert Coates-Stephens, The Water-supply of Early Medieval Rome; Andrew I. Wilson, Classical Water Technology in the Early Islamic World; André Bazzana, Approvisionnements hydriques et maîtrise de l'eau dans al-Andalus du X au XV siècle; Klaus Grewe, Technologie-Transfer von der Antike in das Mittelalter am Beispiel der Wasserversorgung; Lucio Riccetti, Orvieto e l'acqua nel Medioevo. Propaganda technica maestranze; Giuliana Fantoni, Tradizione e innovazione nel governo delle acque a Milano nel secolo XV; Meri Vuohu, Water Supply as Part of Urban Hygiene in Fifteenth-century Treatises on Architecture; Leonardo Lombardi, L'ingegneria idraulica romana rivisitata in epoca rinascimentale e barocca. ; Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae Vol. 31; 288 pages 
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13 Buitenhuis, H. ARCHEOZOÖLOGISCH ONDERZOEK LANGS DE MIDDEN-EUFRAAT Onderzoek Van Het Faunamateriaal Uit Zes Nederzettingen in Zuidoost-Turkije En Noord-Syrië Daterend Van Ca. 10.000 BP Tot 1400 AD.
Groningen 1988 Hardcover Near Fine 
Minor scuffing to back wrap else fine. ; 70 text-figures & 118 tables. Page count: 213, 22 & 26. Text is in Dutch. ; Proefschrift (Diss. ) 
Price: 60.00 USD
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14 Burkert, Walter CREATION OF THE SACRED Tracks of Biology in Early Religions
Harvard University Press 1996 0674175697 / 9780674175693 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Dustjacket has edgewear with light chipping and 1 small closed tears. Scholars' bookplate to inner cover else Fine. ; 272 pages; Sacrifice--ranging from the sacrifice of virgins to circumcision to giving up what is most valued--is essential to all religions. Could there be a natural, even biological, reason for these practices? Something that might explain why religions of so many different cultures share so many rituals and concepts? In this extraordinary book, one of the world's leading authorities on ancient religions explores the possibility of natural religion--a religious sense and practice naturally proceeding from biological imperatives. Because they lack later refinements, the earliest religions from the Near East, Israel, Greece, and Rome may tell us a great deal about the basic properties and dynamics of religion, and it is to these cultures that Walter Burkert looks for answers. His book takes us on an intellectual adventure that begins some 5,000 years ago and plunges us into a fascinating world of divine signs and omens, offerings and sacrifices, rituals and beliefs unmitigated by modern science and sophistication. Tracing parallels between animal behavior and human religious activity, Burkert suggests natural foundations for sacrifices and rituals of escape, for the concept of guilt and punishment, for the practice of gift exchange and the notion of a cosmic hierarchy, and for the development of a system of signs for negotiating with an uncertain environment. Again and again, he returns to the present to remind us that, for all our worldliness, we are not so far removed from the first Homo religiosus. 
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15 Cairns, Francis & Miriam Griffin (Eds. ) PAPERS OF THE LANGFORD LATIN SEMINAR, FOURTEENTH VOLUME 2010 Health and Sickness in Ancient Rome. Greek and Roman Poetry and Historiography
Francis Cairns Publications 2010 0905205537 / 9780905205533 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
ARCA Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs 50; 393 pages; Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 14 contains (in revised, usually enlarged, and annotated form) papers presented at Langford Seminars of the Department of Classics of The Florida State University over the years 2004 to 2008, together with supplementary articles contributed at the request of the editors. Galen in Context (Vivian Nutton, The Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London) Pliny and the Pathologies of Empire (Rebecca Flemming, Jesus College, Cambridge) Community Health: Metaphors in Latin Historiography (A. J. Woodman, University of Virginia) Apollo, Aesculapius and the Poetics of Illness in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Gareth Williams, Columbia University) Medicine in the Life and Works of Plotinus (Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, The Florida State University) Monkey Business in Semonides (fr.7.75) (F. Williams, Trinity College Dublin) Vergil, Georgics 1.489–92: More Blood? (Damien Nelis, Université de Genève) Horace, Scythia, and the East (J. G. F. Powell, Royal Holloway, University of London) An Augustan Hymn to the Muses (Horace Odes 3.4). Part II (Alex Hardie, University of Edinburgh) The Unity of Corpus Tibullianum Book 3: Some Stylistic and Metrical Considerations (Robert Maltby, University of Leeds) Domitianic Themes in Statius’ Silvae (Robin Seager, University of Liverpool) Déjà vu or déjà lu? History as Intertext (Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania) 
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16 Cary, M. THE GEOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND OF GREEK & ROMAN HISTORY
Oxford Clarendon Press 1949 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's name to titlepage. 1 corner very lightly bumped. Endpapers tanned. Spine is sunned and discolored. ; Looks at the influence of geographic environment on human history, in a study of this influence on the world of ancient Greece and Rome. ; 331 pages 
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17 Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. ) CELSUS: DE MEDICINA I [On Medicine, Vol. 1] Books I-IV
Harvard University Press & William Heinemann 1960 0674993225 / 9780674993228 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book has very minor shelfwear. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (Robert Brown). Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Loeb Classical Library No. 292; Vol. 1; 512 pages 
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18 Celsus; W. G. Spencer (Trans. ) CELSUS: DE MEDICINA III [On Medicine, Vol. 3]
Harvard University Press & William Heinemann 1961 0674993705 / 9780674993709 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to top of spine. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (Robert Brown). Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; Loeb Classical Library No. 336; Vol. 3; 368 pages;

A. Cornelius Celsus was author, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (14–37 CE), of a general encyclopaedia of agriculture, medicine, military arts, rhetoric, philosophy, and jurisprudence, in that order of subjects. Of all this great work there survives only the 8 books on medicine (De Medicina). Book I: after an excellent survey of Greek schools (Dogmatic, Methodic, Empiric) of medicine come sensible dietetics or health preservation which will always be applicable. Book II: deals with prognosis, diagnosis of symptoms (which he stresses strongly), and general therapeutics. Book III: internal ailments: fevers and general diseases. Book IV: local bodily diseases. Next come two pharmacological books, Book V: treatment by drugs of general diseases; and Book VI: of local diseases. Book VII and Book VIII deal with surgery; these books contain accounts of many operations, including amputation.

Celsus was not a professional doctor of medicine or a surgeon, but a practical layman whose On Medicine, written in a clear and neat style, for lay readers, is partly a result of his medical treatment of his household (slaves included) and partly a presentation of information gained from many Greek authorities. From no other source can we learn so much of the condition of medical science up to his own time.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Celsus is in three volumes.

 
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19 Clagett, Marshall GREEK SCIENCE IN ANTIQUITY
London Abelard-Schuman 1955 0881430730 / 9780881430738 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Top corners are mildly bumped. Very minor discoloration to boards. ; Traces the growth of Greek science from its origins in antiquity through its high point in the works of Euclid, Archimedes, and contemporaries, and pays close attention to fate of Greek science in late antiquity. ; 217 pages 
Price: 36.00 USD
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20 Clarke, Somers & R. Engelbach ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MASONRY The Building Craft
Oxford University Press: Humphrey Milford 1930 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Top corner slightly bumped. Rubbing to boards and extremities. ; A scarce and important work on the problems of stone construction in Ancient Egypt. ; 242 pages 
Price: 350.00 USD
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