Epilepsy in Babylonia
Stol's comprehensive exploration of the Babylonians' conception and treatment of epilepsy adds a new chapter to the history of this ancient disease. The author presents the sources, examines the terminology and places epilepsy in context among kindred illnesses. A full edition (transliteration, translation, commentary and cuneiform copy) of the relevant parts of the Diagnostic Handbook is included. According to the Ancients, epileptics are 'struck by the moon'. An examination of the relationship between epilepsy and the moon yields surprising results. This volume deals with material that was unavailable to O. Temkin, author of the classic "The Falling Sickness; A history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginning of modern neurology," (1971). It show that traditional views of the Ancient Near East lived on among the Greeks and Romans.
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BABYLONIAN TERMINOLOGY 5
EPILEPSY WITH OTHER AFFLICTIONS
THE DIAGNOSTIC HANDBOOK
A SECOND DIAGNOSTIC TEXT
PROTECTION AND THERAPEUTICS
STRUCK BY THE MOON
EPILEPSY AND PEOPLE
EPILEPSY AND ANIMALS
a.s u b.b Akkadian an.ta.su AN.TA.SUB.BA ancient Assyrian attested baby BE-ma bennu blood Chapter clausula commentary context diagnostic handbook diagnostic text DINGIR discussion ditto dupl entry enuma UD epilepsy epileptic eradicated Erica Reiner Extispicy eyes fall Farber form of epilepsy fumigation Goddess Greek hajjattu heart-break Hippocrates iballut ihitassu incantation incubus isbassu DIB-sM isbatusu issanabbassu Istar KI.MIN kima GIM Kinnier Wilson Kocher Labat Lamastu Landsberger leather leprosy Lugal-urra Lurker madness magical manuscript Marduk MASKIM materia magica means medical texts melancholy miqtu moon n.t a.s Nergal Old Babylonian passage patient plant prescriptions qat etemmi ritual Roof Sacred Disease saliva seized seizure Spawn of Sulpaea SpbTU Spirit Stol STT1 succubus suffering Sultantepe Sumerian Sumerogram symptoms Tablet XXVI Temkin translation variant verb W. H. Roscher Wilson and Reynolds woman word