New PDF release: An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome (Key

By Lukas Thommen

In historical Greece and Rome an ambiguous dating built among guy and nature, and this decisively decided the way during which they taken care of the surroundings. at the one hand, nature was once conceived as an area characterised and inhabited through divine powers, which deserved applicable appreciate. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, in line with which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to do away with its assets. This e-book systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the setting and hence lines the background of the strain among the exploitation of assets and the safety of nature, from early Greece to the interval of overdue antiquity. whilst it analyses the excellent establishing up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for cost and for fiscal job. The book's point and process make it hugely obtainable to scholars and non-specialists.

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