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By Lukas Thommen

In historic Greece and Rome an ambiguous dating built among guy and nature, and this decisively made up our minds the way during which they handled the surroundings. at the one hand, nature was once conceived as an area characterised and inhabited by way of divine powers, which deserved acceptable recognize. at the different, a rationalist view emerged, in accordance with which people have been to subdue nature utilizing their applied sciences and to do away with its assets. This ebook systematically describes the ways that the Greeks and Romans intervened within the surroundings and therefore lines the background of the stress 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 task. The book's point and process make it hugely available to scholars and non-specialists.

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