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Title Greek medical literature and its readers : from Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium / edited by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Sophia Xenophontos
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  R138 G793 2018    AVAILABLE    30530001323765
 人文社會聯圖  R138 .G73 2018    AVAILABLE    30600020122751
Descript x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London ; 20
Publications (King's College London. Centre for Hellenic Studies) ; 20
Note "This edited volume emerged out of an international conference on Greek medical texts and their audience : perception, transmission, reception, which took place on 12-13 December 2014 at King's College London."--Preface
Includes bibliographical references and index
This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume's overarching aims is to add to our understanding of the role of the reader in the contextualisation of Greek medical literature in the light of interesting case-studies from various - often radically different - periods and cultures, including the Classical (such as the Hippocratic corpus) and Roman Imperial period (for instance Galen), and the Islamic and Byzantine world. Promoting, as it does, more in-depth research into the intricacies of Greek medical writings and their diverse revival and transformation from the fifth century BC down to the fourteenth century AD, this volume will be of interest to classicists, medical historians and anyone concerned with the reception of the Greek medical tradition
Subject Medicine, Greek and Roman -- History -- Sources
Medical literature -- Greece
Alt Author Bouras-Vallianatos, Petros, editor
Xenophontos, Sophia A., 1985- editor
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