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Title Popular medicine in Graeco-Roman antiquity : explorations / edited by W.V. Harris
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 319 pages)
Series Columbia studies in the classical tradition ; volume 42
Columbia studies in the classical tradition ; v. 42
Contents Preface; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Notes on the Contributors; Chapter 1 Popular Medicine in the Classical World ; Chapter 2 Pharmakopōlai: A Re-Evaluation of the Sources ; Chapter 3 Asclepius: A Divine Doctor, A Popular Healer ; Chapter 4 Anatomical Votives: Popular Medicine in Republican Italy? ; Chapter 5 Between Public Health and Popular Medicine: Senatorial and Popular Responses to Epidemic Disease in the Roman Republic ; Chapter 6 Metals in Medicine: From Telephus to Galen ; Chapter 7 Crossing the Borders Between Egyptian and Greek Medical Practice
Chapter 8 Representations of the Physician in Jewish Literature from Hellenistic and Roman Times Chapter 9 Fear, Hope and the Definition of Hippocratic Medicine ; Chapter 10 Medical Care in the Roman Army during the High Empire ; Chapter 11 How Popular Were the Medical Sects? ; Chapter 12 Popular Medicines and Practices in Galen ; Chapter 13 Folk Medicine in the Galenic Corpus ; Bibliography; Index
Summary The history of healthcare in the classical world suffers from notable neglect in one crucial area. While scholars have intensively studied both the rationalistic medicine that is conveyed in the canonical texts and also the 'temple medicine' of Asclepius and other gods, they have largely neglected to study popular medicine in a systematic fashion. This volume, which for the most part is the fruit of a conference held at Columbia University in 2014, aims to help correct this imbalance. Using the full range of available evidence - archaeological, epigraphical and papyrological, as well as the literary texts - the international cast of contributors hopes to show what real people in Antiquity actually did when they tried to avert illness or cure it
Notes Based on a conference held at Columbia University, New York, April 18-19, 2014
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 16, 2016)
Subject Medicine, Ancient -- Congresses.
Medicine, Greek and Roman -- Congresses.
Medicine, Popular -- Congresses.
Public health -- Greece -- Congresses.
Public health -- Rome -- Congresses.
History of Medicine.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Harris, William V. (William Vernon), editor
LC no. 2016040119
ISBN 9004326049 (electronic bk.)
9789004326040 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover) (alkaline paper)