Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen: Selected Papers

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BRILL, Jul 25, 2012 - History - 403 pages
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This volume makes available for the first time in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on medicine in the Graeco-Roman world. The papers cover more than thirty years of Jouanna s scholarship and range from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity. Part One studies the ways in which Greek medicine is related to its historical and cultural background (politics, rhetoric, drama, religion). Part Two studies a number of salient features of Hippocratic medicine, such as dietetics, theories of health and disease and concepts of psychosomatic interaction, in relation to Greek philosophical thought. Part Three studies the reception of Hippocratic medicine, especially medical ethics and the theory of the four humours, in Galen and in late antiquity.

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Aspects of Hippocratic Medicine and Their Relationship to Greek Philosophical Thought
The Reception of Hippocratic Medicine in Galen and in Late Antiquity
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Jacques Jouanna is Member of the Institut de France (Acad mie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) and Professor Emeritus of Greek at the Universit de Paris-Sorbonne, where he taught from 1981 and where he founded and directed the CNRS Research Group 'M decine grecque'. His publications include "Hippocrate. Pour une arch ologie de l' cole de Cnide" (1975, re-issued 2009), "Hippocrate" (1992, Engl. tr. 1999), "Sophocle" (2007) and numerous critical editions of Hippocratic and Galenic medical texts.

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