Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations

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William V. Harris
BRILL, Sep 23, 2016 - Medical - 336 pages
In Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations an international group of scholars aims to give a fresh start to the study of the wide range of practices that people in Antiquity actually engaged in when they were faced with ill health.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Popular Medicine in the Classical World
1
A ReEvaluation of the Sources
65
A Divine Doctor A Popular Healer
86
Popular Medicine in Republican Italy?
105
Senatorial and Popular Responses to Epidemic Disease in the Roman Republic
126
From Telephus to Galen
147
Chapter 7 Crossing the Borders Between Egyptian and Greek Medical Practice
161
Chapter 8 Representations of the Physician in Jewish Literature from Hellenistic and Roman Times
173
Chapter 9 Fear Hope and the Definition of Hippocratic Medicine
198
Chapter 10 Medical Care in the Roman Army during the High Empire
215
Chapter 11 How Popular Were the Medical Sects?
231
Chapter 12 Popular Medicines and Practices in Galen
251
Chapter 13 Folk Medicine in the Galenic Corpus
272
Bibliography
281
Index
313
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