Item description for Studies in Ancient Technology: With 46 Figures and 24 Tables (Studies in Ancient Technology) by R. J. Forbes...
"Studies in Ancient Technology" forms a series of books, each containing a number of essays on ancient technology, covering both the preclassical and classical period and demonstrating the continuity and the divergence throughout the ages. The volumes describe certain phases of ancient technology, point out the gaps in our knowledge and try to use modern technology, philological and archaeological evidence to sketch ancient technology in such a way that it may be of some use to inform historians, archaeologists and philologists on the skill and the material world of the ancients.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.61" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004006230 ISBN13 9789004006232
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Clear, if dry Nov 13, 2002
This book is part of a series of nine books that look at various aspects of ancient technology. The book I acquired was from the 1965 edition, and may be different from other editions. This book has seven chapters: Cosmetics and Perfumes in Antiquity; Food, Alcoholic Beverages, Vinegar; Food in Classical Antiquity; Fermented Beverages 500 B.C.-1500 B.C.; Crushing; Salts, Preservation Processes, Mummification; and Paints, Pigments, Inks and Varnishes.
This book covers a broad range of topics, and it succeeds in covering each one with a depth that is sure to please the most discriminating of readers. As with the other books in this series, this one presents all known information on the topic, spelled out in a clear (if dry) manner. If you are interested in these topics, then I strongly recommend that you get this book.