Greek and Roman Medicine

Author: Helen King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853995453

Category: Medical

Page: 73

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An introduction to ancient medical systems
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Roman medicine

Author: Audrey Cruse

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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Until the mid-nineteenth century the Western medical tradition rested firmly on the foundations established in Classical Greece and later transmitted throughout the Roman Empire. Against this long and complex background, which included both religious and magical medicine, Audrey Cruse looks at the many different aspects of medicine and health in the Roman Empire, especially Roman Britain.
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Greek and Roman Medicine

Author: Ian Dawson

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN: 9781592700363

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Explore ancient Greece and Rome in an entirely new way.
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Hippocrates' Woman

Reading the Female Body in Ancient Greece

Author: Helen King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134772211

Category: History

Page: 344

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Hippocrates' Woman demonstrates the role of Hippocratic ideas about the female body in the subsequent history of western gynaecology. It examines these ideas not only in the social and cultural context in which they were first produced, but also the ways in which writers up to the Victorian period have appealed to the material in support of their own theories. Among the conflicting tange of images of women given in the Hippocratic corpus existed one tradition of the female body which says it is radically unlike the male body, behaving in different ways and requiring a different set of therapies. This book sets this model within the context of Greek mythology, especially the myth of Pandora and her difference from men, to explore the image of the body as something to be read. Hippocrates' Woman presents an arresting study of the origins of gynaecology, an exploration of how the interior workings of the female body were understood and the influence of Hippocrates' theories on the gynaecology of subsequent ages.
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'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts

Studies in Cultural Change and Exchange in Ancient Medicine

Author: Brigitte Maire

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004273867

Category: History

Page: 461

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Latin medical texts transmit medical theories and practices that originated mainly in Greece. 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts studies the ways in which this cultural interaction led to innovations in the areas of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest Latin medical texts until well into the medieval world.
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Magic And Rationality In Ancient Near Eastern And Graeco-roman Medicine

Author: Herman F. J. Horstmanshoff,Marten Stol,C. R. Van Tilburg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004136665

Category: History

Page: 407

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A study of methods in Ancient Near Eastern and Greek and Roman medicine, based on representative text corpora. Central is the question of what is "rational," or not, in the various systems.
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Ancient Medicine

Author: Vivian Nutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134884559

Category: History

Page: 504

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Available for the first time in paperback, the first substantial, sole-authored history of ancient medicine for almost 100 years uses both archaeological and written evidence to survey the development of medicine from early Greece to late Antiquity.
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Greek Medicine

From the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age A Source Book

Author: James Longrigg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136782184

Category: History

Page: 256

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Warfare in the Classical World

War and the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome

Author: John Warry

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 184994315X

Category: History

Page: 300

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This authoritative volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600BC and AD 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilisation to the fall of Ravenna and the eventual decline of the Roman Empire. The book is also, of course, about the great military commanders, such as Alexander and Julius Caesar - men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the world's military academies.
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Popular Medicine in Graeco-Roman Antiquity: Explorations

Author: William V. Harris

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004326049

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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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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Greek and Roman Slavery

Author: Professor Thomas E J Wiedemann,Thomas Wiedemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134970870

Category: History

Page: 304

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Greek and Roman Slavery brings together fresh English translations of 243 texts and inscriptions on slavery from fifth and fourth century Greece and Rome. The material is arranged thematically, offering the reader a comprehensive review of the idea and practice of slavery in ancient civilization. In addition, a thorough bibliography for each chapter, as well as an extensive index, make this a valuable source for scholars and students.
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Great books of the Western World

Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes

Author: Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852295311

Category:

Page: 905

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The Prince of Medicine

Galen in the Roman Empire

Author: Susan P. Mattern

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986150

Category: History

Page: 320

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Galen of Pergamum (A.D. 129 - ca. 216) began his remarkable career tending to wounded gladiators in provincial Asia Minor. Later in life he achieved great distinction as one of a small circle of court physicians to the family of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, at the very heart of Roman society. Susan Mattern's The Prince of Medicine offers the first authoritative biography in English of this brilliant, audacious, and profoundly influential figure. Like many Greek intellectuals living in the high Roman Empire, Galen was a prodigious polymath, writing on subjects as varied as ethics and eczema, grammar and gout. Indeed, he was (as he claimed) as highly regarded in his lifetime for his philosophical works as for his medical treatises. However, it is for medicine that he is most remembered today, and from the later Roman Empire through the Renaissance, medical education was based largely on his works. Even up to the twentieth century, he remained the single most influential figure in Western medicine. Yet he was a complicated individual, full of breathtaking arrogance, shameless self-promotion, and lacerating wit. He was fiercely competitive, once disemboweling a live monkey and challenging the physicians in attendance to correctly replace its organs. Relentless in his pursuit of anything that would cure the patient, he insisted on rigorous observation and, sometimes, daring experimentation. Even confronting one of history's most horrific events--a devastating outbreak of smallpox--he persevered, bearing patient witness to its predations, year after year. The Prince of Medicine gives us Galen as he lived his life, in the city of Rome at its apex of power and decadence, among his friends, his rivals, and his patients. It offers a deeply human and long-overdue portrait of one of ancient history's most significant and engaging figures.
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Diseases in the Ancient Greek World

Author: Mirko D. Grmek

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801842252

Category: History

Page: 458

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To uncover this 'nosological reality, ' Mirko D. Grmek has fashioned a vast array of techniques into a new, multidisciplinary approach that combines philology, paleopathology, paleodemography, and iconography with recent developments in genetics, immunology, epidemiology, and clinical medicine.
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Children's Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Antoinette Brazouski,Mary J. Klatt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313289736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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This reference begins with chapters on the history of children's books on classical mythology in the United States, and then presents an annotated bibliography of appropriate titles for children.
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Greek and Roman Education

A Sourcebook

Author: Mark Joyal,Iain McDougall,John Yardley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415338066

Category: History

Page: 292

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Modern western education finds its origins in the practices, systems and schools of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is in the field of education, in fact, that classical antiquity has exerted one of its clearest influences on the modern world. Yet the story of Greek and Roman education, extending from the eighth century B.C. into the Middle Ages, is familiar in its details only to relatively few specialists. Containing nearly 300 translated texts and documents, Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook is the first book to provide readers with a large, diverse and representative sample of the primary evidence for ancient Greek and Roman education. A special feature of this Sourcebook is the inclusion not only of the fundamental texts for the study of the subject, but also unfamiliar sources that are of great interest but are not easily accessible, including inscriptions on stone and Greek papyri from Egypt. Introductions to each chapter and to each selection provide the guidance which readers need to set the historical periods, themes and topics into meaningful contexts. Fully illustrated and including extensive suggestions for further reading, together with an index of passages explored, students will have no further need for any other sourcebook on Greek and Roman education.
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Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

Author: Marilyn B. Skinner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111861108X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations of women in Greece and Rome, and the public regulation of sexual behavior Expanded coverage extends to the advent of Christianity, includes added illustrations, and offers student-friendly pedagogical features Text boxes supply intriguing information about tangential topics Gives a thorough overview of current literature while encouraging further reading and discussion Conveys the complexity of ancient attitudes towards sexuality and gender and the modern debates they have engendered
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Roman Medicine

Author: John Scarborough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Describes in non-technical terms the development of theory and practice in the medicine of classical Rome, against the background of the social and religious traditions of antiquity
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