Oxford University Press (2003)

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
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2004
Call number B187.M4.L56 2003
ISBN(s) 0199253234   9780199253234   9780199275878
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,466
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

New Lights on the Anonymus Londiniensis Papyrus.Jordi Crespo Saumell - 2017 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):120.
Divide and Conquer: The Authority of Nature and Why We Disagree About Human Nature.Maria Kronfeldner - 2018 - In Elizabeth Hannon & Tim Lewens (eds.), Why we disagree about human nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 186-206.

View all 9 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
29 ( #349,104 of 2,374,866 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #161,513 of 2,374,866 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes