In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination

Oxford University Press (2003)
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This original and lively book uses texts from ancient medicine, epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion to explore the influence of Greek ideas on health and disease on Greek thought. Fundamental issues are deeply implicated: causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, the mind-body relationship and gender differences, authority and the expert, reality and appearances, good government, and good and evil themselves.
Keywords Philosophy, Ancient  Medicine, Greek and Roman  Medicine, Ancient  Medicine History  Literature and medicine History  History of Medicine, Ancient  Medicine in Literature  Philosophy  Greek World
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Call number B187.M4.L56 2003
ISBN(s) 0199253234   9780199253234
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