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Title Medicine and markets in the Graeco-Roman world and beyond : essays on ancient medicine in honour of Vivian Nutton / editors, Laurence M.V. Totelin and Rebecca Flemming
Published Swansea : The Classical Press of Wales, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xxix, 213 pages)
Contents Part I, Prices and exchange. The cost of health : rich and poor in imperial Rome / Véronique Boudon-Millot -- Healing correspondence : letters and remedy exchange in the Graeco-Roman world / Laurence M.V. Totelin -- Dioscorides on beavers / John Scarborough -- The cost of a baby : how much did it cost to hire a wet-nurse in Roman Egypt? / Antonio Ricciardetto and Danielle Gourevitch -- Part II, Pluralism and diversity. A return to cases and the pluralism of ancient medical traditions / G.E.R. Lloyd -- Malaria, childbirth and the cult of Artemis / Elizabeth Craik -- Medicine, markets and movement in the Bronze Age Mediterranean : a Mycenaean healing deity at Hattuša-Boğazköy / Robert Arnott -- Antistius Medicus and the ides of March / Ann Ellis Hanson -- Notes on three Asclepiadean doctors / David Leith -- Hippocratic whispers : telling the story of the life of Hippocrates on the internet / Helen King
Summary "For almost half a century, Vivian Nutton has been a leading figure in the study of ancient (and less ancient) medicine. The field itself has been revolutionised over that time. In this volume distinguished colleagues and former students develop, in his honour, key themes of his ground-breaking scholarship. Spanning from the Bronze Age to the Digital Age, involving the cult of Artemis and the corpuscular theories of Asclepiades of Bithynia, the medicinal uses of beavers and the cost of health-care and wet-nursing, case-histories, remedy exchange and the medical repercussions of political assassination, this book has at its centre the pluralism and diversity of the ancient medical marketplace. The lively interplay between choice and competition, unity and division, communication and debate, so notable in Vivian Nutton's foundational vision of the world of classical medicine, is richly examined across these pages."-- Provided by the publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-199) and index
SUBJECT Nutton, Vivian.
Subject Medicine, Ancient.
Markets -- Greece -- History -- To 1500
Markets -- Italy -- History -- To 1500
Physicians -- History
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Medicine -- History.
History, Ancient
History of Medicine
Greek World
Roman World
history of medicine.
Medicine, Ancient.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Totelin, Laurence M. V., editor
Flemming, Rebecca, editor
ISBN 9781910589908