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

Madness in Seneca's Medea and Celsus's De Medicina

According to the Hellenistic topos, philosophy is ‘medicine’ for the soul in order to heal the soul just as medicine is in charge of healing the body. The ‘illness’ of the soul in need of healing is

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

Drugs in greek mythology and medicine

Geomythology has revealed that the ancient Greeks were aware of the importance of hygiene, and for this reason changed the flow of rivers, drained lakes, and built dams.Excavations in Asia, Egypte



Galen’s Reading of Hippocratic Ethics

This chapter explains Galen's reading of Hippocratic ethics successively in two ways: from his Commentaries on Hippocrates' works and from a more general study of the Hippocratic model as the ideal

Places in man

The Legacy of the Hippocratic Treatise The Nature of Man: The Theory of the Four Humours

The theory of the four humours first appears in a fifth-century bc Hippocratic treatise called The Nature of Man, the only treatise from the Hippocratic Corpus to which an author’s name is attribute, and is seen for the first time a very clear expression of the idea that the nature of man consists ofFour humours.

The healing hand.

Water, Health and Disease in the Hippocratic Treatise Airs, Waters, Places

It is said without any hesitation that Airs, Waters, Places constitutes the most fundamental text for the study of the different categories of water and their relationship with health and disease in the history of western medicine.

Pratiques et discours alimentaires en Méditerranée de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance.

XIXe colloque de la villa Kerylos les 4, 5 et 6 octobre 2007 a Beaulieu-sur-Mer sous la presidence de MM. Jean LECLANT, Conservateur de la Villa Kerylos, Secretaire perpetuel de l'AIBL, Andre