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Divide and rule: Frontinus and Roman land-surveying

By Serafina Cuomo

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This paper aims to cast new light on one of our main sources for ancient science, Sextus Julius Frontinus; to cast new light on the science of the Graeco-Roman period; and to contribute ancient materials to present discussions on the relations between power and knowledge, and/or science and empire

Topics: hca
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2000
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:645

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