Pseudo Sexto Plácido, Liber medicine ex quadrupedibus. Magos y doctores. La medicina en la alta Edad Media

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Pseudo Sexto Plácido, Liber medicine ex quadrupedibus. Magos y doctores. La medicina en la alta Edad Media. Edición, traducción y estudio de José Carlos Santos Paz, Florence, 2018.

Éditeur : Sismel - Edizioni del Galluzzo
Collection : Per Verba. Testi mediolatini con traduzione, 34
CXX-100 pages
ISBN : 978-88-8450-878-2
38 €


El recetario que aquí se edita bajo el título facticio de Liber medicine ex quadrupedibus consiste en una recopilación de remedios médicos (tanto mágicos como farmacológicos) elaborados con sustancias y órganos procedentes de animales cuadrúpedos. En su mayor parte se reelabora material procedente de una obra probablemente tardoantigua titulada Liber medicine ex animalibus, atribuida a un enigmático Sexto Plácido Papiriense; el otro tercio procede de diversas fuentes (no todas identificadas) que seguramente fueron adaptadas de manera semejante a aquella. La recopilación es anónima y data de época altomedieval. La gran coincidencia con el Liber medicine ex animalibus ha provocado que uno y otro recetarios hayan sido considerados como dos redacciones de un original perdido y que ambos hayan sido atribuidos a Sexto Plácido: la consideración del Liber medicine ex quadrupedibus como «redacción alpha» de Sexto Plácido ha tenido como consecuencia algunos errores metodológicos en la edición del texto, que aquí se pretenden subsanar. Por lo demás, la obra es de gran interés para el conocimiento de la medicina bajomedieval (concretamente de la medicina zooterápica, un género poco representado) y para el estudio de la historia de la lengua latina y de las formas de transmisión de los textos llamados «vivos».

 

Source : Sismel - Edizioni del Galluzzo

 

G. Magli et al. (éd.), Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World

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Guido Magli, Antonio César González-García, Juan Antonio Belmonte Aviles et Elio Antonello (éd.), Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World, Bâle, 2019.

Éditeur : Springer International Publishing AG
205 pages
ISBN : 978-3-319-97007-3
104 €

This book explores the insights that Cultural Astronomy provides into the classical Roman world by unveiling the ways in which the Romans made use of their knowledge concerning the heavens, and by shedding new light on the interactions between astronomy and heritage in ancient Roman culture. Leading experts in the field present fascinating information on how and why the Romans referred to the sky when deciding upon the orientation of particular monuments, temples, tombs and even urban layouts. Attention is also devoted to questions of broader interest, such as the contribution that religious interpretation of the sky made in the assimilation of conquered peoples.
When one considers astronomy in the Roman world it is customary to think of the work and models of Ptolemy, and perhaps the Julian calendar or even the sighting of the Star of Bethlehem. However, like many other peoples in antiquity, the Romans interacted with the heavens in deeper ways that exerted a profound influence on their culture. This book highlights the need to take this complexity into account in various areas of research and will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about the application of astronomy in the lives and architecture of the Romans.

 

Source : Springer

 

M. Winterbottom, Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

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Michael Winterbottom, Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation. Edited by Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo, Oxford, 2019.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
400 pages
ISBN : 9780198836056
$ 115.00


Declamation - the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases - was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over many centuries and has been the subject of a recent explosion of scholarly interest. The work of Michael Winterbottom has been seminal in this regard, and the present volume brings together a broad selection of his scholarly articles and reviews published since 1964, creating an authoritative and accessible resource for this burgeoning field of study.

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