By Lukas Thommen
In historical Greece and Rome an ambiguous courting built among guy and nature, and this decisively decided the style during which they handled the surroundings. at the one hand, nature used to be conceived as an area characterised and inhabited through divine powers, which deserved applicable recognize. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, based on which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to cast off its assets. This ebook systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the setting and therefore lines the heritage of the strain among the exploitation of assets and the safety of nature, from early Greece to the interval of past due antiquity. while it analyses the excellent establishing up of the Mediterranean and the northern frontier areas, either for payment and for financial job. The book's point and method make it hugely available to scholars and non-specialists.
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An Environmental History of Ancient Greece and Rome by Lukas Thommen