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Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine Under the Roman Empire

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Author Name: Barton, Tamsyn

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Publisher USA UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR 2002

ISBN Number 0472088521 / 9780472088522

Seller ID 046243

"Power and Knowledge" charts a history of three ancient "scientiae" in the Roman Empire--astrology, medical prognosis, and physiognomy (the art of discerning character or destiny from a person's physique). Drawing on contemporary approaches in social theory and the philosophy of science, Tamsyn Barton argues that the ancient sciences are best understood in terms of rhetoric, as their practitioners are involved in sociopolitical struggles and their disciplines are rooted in Greco-Roman cultural norms and practices.

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Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) [Paperback], Tamsyn Barton (Author)
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