Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen

  title={Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen},
  author={Jacques Jouanna},
This volume makes available for the first time in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on medicine in the Graeco-Roman world. The papers cover more than thirty years of Jouanna's scholarship and range from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity. Part One studies the ways in which Greek medicine is related to its historical and cultural background (politics, rhetoric, drama, religion). Part Two studies a number of salient features of Hippocratic medicine… 
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Moral Imperatives of Hippocrates’ First Aphorism
This historiographic survey of extant English translations and interpretations of the renowned Hippocratic first aphorism has demonstrated a concerning acceptance and application of ancient
An Introduction and Historical Background of Concept of Akhlat (Humour)
  • M. Aamir
  • Medicine
    International Journal of Human and Health Sciences (IJHHS)
  • 2018
This short review will mainly focus on the understanding and historical background of the theory of akhlat, which evolved over millennia and finally became the dominant explanation of human physiology.
Transmission of Recipes and Receptaria in Greek Medical Writings on Papyrus
Fragments are much more important than books because they testify to texts potentially at the apex of an ancient period and now, for whatever reason, no longer extant. The claim of a wisdom from the
Translation as Interpretation: Translating Galen’s Polysemous Term Physis into Arabic
In the ninth century almost the entire corpus of the Greek physician Galen was translated into Arabic, mainly by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq and his circle. A key concept of Galen’s thought is nature (physis )
Medieval medicine and the healing of Caílte in Acallam na senórach
abstract:This article examines the healing of Caílte in the late twelfth- or early thirteenth-century text Acallam na senórach from a medieval medical perspective. According to the text, Caílte
The Diseased Landscape: Medieval and Early Modern Plaguescapes
ABSTRACT Medieval and early modern medical theory incorporated Greco-Roman and Islamicate traditions that associated particular landscapes with the generation of disease. Explanations of recurrent
Healing Body and Soul in Labrador: The Practice of Medicine by Early Moravian Missionaries
abstract:This article considers sickness and health within the context of intercultural encounter. The focus is on Moravian medical practitioners and the cure of diseases in eighteenth-century
When the bile turns black: on the origins of melancholy
  • J. Holst
  • Linguistics
    History of European Ideas
  • 2020
ABSTRACT The paper delves into the origins of the ancient Greek concept of melancholy. The purpose of the first part is to trace a precursor of melancholy back to Homer’s description of certain
Ancient Medicine
While eastern practitioners certainly contributed greatly and participated in the sharing of knowledge along the ancient Silk Route, the scope of this article will concentrate on a Euro-centric approach.
Roman children in the early empire: a distinct epidemiological and therapeutic category?
This research breaks new ground in that it makes direct comparisons between treatments for children and adults, and children of varying age, and between children of either gender, and places equal emphasis on ‘scientific’ and supernatural practices.


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