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A cabinet of Roman curiosities

strange tales and surprising facts from the world"s greatest empire

by J. C. McKeown

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rome -- Civilization -- Miscellanea,
  • Rome -- History -- Miscellanea

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. C. McKeown.
    GenreMiscellanea
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG77 .M425 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23862181M
    ISBN 109780195393750
    LC Control Number2009043574

      Editorial Reviews. 10/24/ McKeown, professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and compiler of A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities and A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities, goes for a weird-but-true trifecta with this compilation of medical oddities from ancient Western civilizations, delivering a frightening, puzzling, thoughtful, and surprisingly Brand: Oxford University Press. There are few disciplines as exciting and forward-looking as medicine. Unfortunately, however, many modern practitioners have lost sight of the origins of their discipline. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities aspires to cure this lapse by taking readers back to the early days of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. Quoting the actual words of ancient authors, often .

    “I am not an expert on ancient history and have rarely presumed to express an opinion on the validity, intention, or importance of the Roman or Greek writers quoted or cited in [this] book,” writes classicist J.C. McKeown in his introduction to A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest.   A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire Anthony Kaldellis. An entertaining and enlightening guide for students and general readers interested in the late Roman and Byzantine worlds.

      Buy A Cabinet of Byzantine Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from History's Most Orthodox Empire by Kaldellis, Anthony (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Oxford University Press sent me some books to review (no money changed hands or influence was brought to bear, trust) and the first one I dived into was A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World’s Greatest Empire by J.C. McKeown. Much like actual cabinets of curiosities, the book collects all kinds of notable tidbits from ancient Roman .


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