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Title Writings of early scholars in the ancient Near East, Egypt, Rome, and Greece : translating ancient scientific texts / edited by Annette Imhausen and Tanja Pommerening.

Published Berlin [Germany] ; New York : De Gruyter, [2010]
©2010

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 UniM Bail  509.3 WRIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Bd. 286.
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; Bd. 286.
Notes Includes revised papers presented at the symposium Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt and Greece : Zur Übersetzbarkeit von Wissenschaftssprachen des Alterums, held at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, July 27-29, 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents section 1. Language as a feature of a scientific discipline -- Gegenstand und Methode : sprachliche Erkenntnistechniken in der keilschriftlichen Überlieferung Mesopotamiens / Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum -- Das Verhältnis von medizinischer Prognose zur religiösen Divinatorik : Mantik in Griechenland / Jochen Althoff -- Präzision in der Prognose oder : Divination als Wissenschaft / Joachim Friedrich Quack -- Zur Rolle des Fachwortschatzes in der Naturalis historia des Älteren Plinius / Thorsten Fögen -- section 2. Translations of ancient scholars -- Translating the Phainomena across genre, language, and culture / Liba Taub -- Translating the Fundamentals of the course of the stars / Alexandra von Lieven -- section 3. Problems of translating ancient medical texts and possible solutions -- Von Impotenz und Migräne : eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Übersetzungen des Papyrus Ebers / Tanja Pommerening -- Rechts oder links : wörtlich oder dem Sinn nach? Zum Problem der kulturellen Gebundenheit bei der Übersetzung von medizinischen Keilschrifttexten / Nils P. Heeßel -- Lamp and the mirror, or : some comments on the ancient understanding of Mesopotamian medical manuscripts / Martin Worthington -- Zur Neuedition des hieratisch-demotischen Papyrus Wien D 6257 aus römischer Zeit / Friedhelm Hoffmann -- A recipe for a headache : translating and interpreting ancient Greek and Roman remedies / Laurence M. V. Totelin --
section 4. Problems and methods in translating astronomical-astrological texts -- Ancient Egyptian star tables : a reinterpretation of their fundamental structure / Leo Depuydt -- Methods for understanding and reconstructing Babylonian predicting rules / Lis Brack-Bernsen -- Problems in translating ancient Greek astrological texts / Stephan Heilen -- section 5. Ways to express ancient mathematical concepts in modern language -- From the cave into reality : mathematics and cultures / Annette Imhausen -- Translating rational-practice texts / Jim Ritter -- How to transfer the conceptual structure of Old Babylonian mathematics : solutions and inherent problems. With an Italian parallel / Jens Høyrup.
Language notes Text in English and German.
Other author Imhausen, Annette.
Pommerening, Tanja.
Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt and Greece : Zur Übersetzbarkeit von Wissenschaftssprachen des Alterums (2009 : Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Subject Scientific literature -- Rome -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Scientific literature -- Greece -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Scientific literature -- Translating -- Congresses.
Translating and interpreting -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Learning and scholarship -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Science, Ancient -- History -- Sources -- Congresses.
Scientific literature -- Middle East -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
ISBN 9783110229929 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
3110229927 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9783110229936 (ebk.)
3110229935 (ebk.)