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Birds in the ancient world: winged words

By: Mynott, Jeremy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2018Description: xvii, 451 p. With index.ISBN: 9780198713654.Subject(s): Birds - Greece | Birds - Rome | Birds - History | Birds - Folklore | Birds - Mythology | Animals and civilization | Civilization - ClassicalDDC classification: 598.0938 Summary: A fresh account of Ancient Greek and Roman civilisation illustrated through the relationship between humankind and birds.Explores the numerous and varied roles birds played in daily life: as portents of weather, markers of time, their use in medicine, hunting, and farming, and also as messengers of the gods.Wide-ranging account of a huge body of historical and cultural material with extensive quotations in translation from over 100 Greek and Roman authors.Nearly 100 color illustrations from ancient wall-paintings, pottery and mosaics.Thought-provoking comparisons with modern attitudes to birds and the natural world. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/birds-in-the-ancient-world-9780198713654?cc=us&lang=en&
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A fresh account of Ancient Greek and Roman civilisation illustrated through the relationship between humankind and birds.Explores the numerous and varied roles birds played in daily life: as portents of weather, markers of time, their use in medicine, hunting, and farming, and also as messengers of the gods.Wide-ranging account of a huge body of historical and cultural material with extensive quotations in translation from over 100 Greek and Roman authors.Nearly 100 color illustrations from ancient wall-paintings, pottery and mosaics.Thought-provoking comparisons with modern attitudes to birds and the natural world.

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