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Geoponica
(1,086 words)

[German version]

I. Collective term for agricultural technical literature

In the broader sense, G. refers to a genre of  technical literature, represented by numerous writings, which aims at a systematic representation of ‘scientific’ knowledge about all types of agriculture [1; 2; 3. 427ff.]. The spectrum of knowledge contained therein is very broad: it reaches from naïve peasant magic to speculative attempts at class…

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Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg) and Christmann, Eckhard (Heidelberg), “Geoponica”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e422000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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