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Pan's Travail Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

by J. Donald Hughes

  • ISBN: 9780801853630
  • ISBN10: 080185363X

Pan's Travail Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

by J. Donald Hughes

  • List Price: $28.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780801853630
  • ISBN10: 080185363X
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Description: "Many people express surprise", writes J. Donald Hughes, "when they are told that environmental problems existed in the ancient world; they are used to thinking of the environment as an exclusively modern concern. But an examination of the evidence shows that the Greeks and Romans not only suffered from some of the same predicaments that plague the present scene, but in many cases they were aware of them and commented on them". In Pan's Travail Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as on areas subject to their influences, Hughes offers a detailed look at the impact of humans and their technologies on the ecology of the Mediterranean basin. He explores the complex relationships of human culture and the environment with topics that include deforestation and overgrazing, soil erosion, depletion of wildlife and natural resources, pollution, and urban problems such as water supply and sewage disposal. He also compares the ancient world's environmental problems to those of other eras and discusses attitudes toward nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature.
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