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How to mellify a corpse

Vicki LeГіn

How to mellify a corpse

and other human stories of science and superstition in the ancient world

by Vicki LeГіn

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Published by Walker & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science, Ancient -- Miscellanea

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Vicki León.
    GenreMiscellanea
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ124.95 .L46 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23872258M
    ISBN 109780802717023
    LC Control Number2009044773
    OCLC/WorldCa465680301

      She had me at “besotted.” In the introduction to her latest book—How to Mellify a Corpse and Other Human Stories of Ancient Science and Superstition—historian Vicki Le ó n describes herself as being “besotted” with ancient history. I totally relate. Being besotted means that not only are you blown away by the beauty, wisdom and even genius of the object of your affection, but you.   Having honed her research skills by unearthing nine hundred achievers for her Uppity Women series of books, she's delved deeply into the ancient world with Working IX to V, How to Mellify a Corpse, and, of course, The Joy of : Vicki León.

      Vicki Leon picks up the story in her equally entertaining book How to Mellify a Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science and Superstition. It had long been common knowledge that the Babylonians embalmed with wax and honey. But the big news began when Alexander the Great died at age thirty-three. How to Mellify a Corpse of course invokes legendary thinkers (Pythagoras and his discoveries in math and music, Aristotle's books on politics and philosophy, and Archimedes' "Eureka" moment), but it also delves deeply into the lives of everyday people, their understanding and beliefs.

    León (How to Mellify A Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition, , etc.) has written enough to know better than to toss in silly phrases like “round-the-sundial witness protection,” or marrying the prostitute because the man “didn’t want to time-share.” Mythology abounds naturally in .   How to Mellify a Corpse is the second book in a trilogy that will be completed in The first book, Working IX to V (), details the medley of professions in the ancient world, from orgy planner to funeral clown. The third book will be titled First You Take a Hippo’s Forehead. This is a reference to the initial step of an anti Author: Arielle Perez.


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[Vicki León] -- Draws on a range of disciplines in an introduction to ancient-world science, mechanical engineering, and superstitions, from Aristotle's political views to Archimedes's "Eureka" moment and the.

How to Mellify a Corpse is a brief education on ancient history. The nice thing about it is that Leon infuses some humor into the book to ensure that it is not too dry.

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How to Mellify a Corpse is really a series of essays about famous and infamous thinkers as well as specific ideas and developments. In six chapters she looks at a variety of subjects including mathematics, the gods, magic, technology, and philosophy—to name just a : Vicki Leon.

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Out last month from Walker & Company, Mellify is a lighthearted journey into obscure antiquity where we uncover all kinds of fantastic detail from the lives of the Mediterranean people (not just Greeks and Romans).

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Leon chronicles 88 tales.In How to Mellify a Corpse, Vicki León brings her particular hybrid of history and humor to the entwined subjects of science and superstition in the ancient world, from Athens and Rome to Mesopotamia, the Holy Land, Egypt, and Carthage.

León covers subjects as diverse as astronomy and astrology, philosophy and practicalities.How to Mellify a Corpse of course invokes legendary thinkers (Pythagoras and his discoveries in math and music, Aristotle's books on politics and philosophy, and Archimedes' "Eureka" moment), but it also delves deeply into the lives of everyday people, their understanding and : Bloomsbury Publishing.