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Galen and the World of Knowledge / Edition 1
     

Galen and the World of Knowledge / Edition 1

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by Christopher Gill, Tim Whitmarsh, John Wilkins
 

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ISBN-10: 0521767512

ISBN-13: 9780521767514

Pub. Date: 12/10/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Galen is the most important medical writer in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and also extremely valuable for understanding Graeco-Roman thought and society in the second century AD. This volume of new essays locates him firmly in the intellectual life of his period, and thus aims to make better sense of the medical and philosophical 'world of knowledge' that he tries to

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Galen is the most important medical writer in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and also extremely valuable for understanding Graeco-Roman thought and society in the second century AD. This volume of new essays locates him firmly in the intellectual life of his period, and thus aims to make better sense of the medical and philosophical 'world of knowledge' that he tries to create. How did Galen present himself as a reader and an author in comparison with other intellectuals of his day? Above all, how did he fashion himself as a medical practitioner, and how does that self-fashioning relate to the performance culture of second-century Rome? Did he see medicine as taking over some of the traditional roles of philosophi? These and other questions are freshly addressed by leading international experts on Galen and the intellectual life of the period, in a stimulating collection that combines learning with accessibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521767514
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/10/2009
Series:
Greek Culture in the Roman World Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vii

Note on conventions ix

Preface xvii

Introduction 1

1 Galen's library Vivian Nutton 19

2 Conventions of prefatory self-presentation in Galen's On the Order of My Own Books Jason König 35

3 Demiurge and Emperor in Galen's world of knowledge Rebecca Flemming 59

4 Shock and awe: the performance dimension of Galen's anatomy demonstrations Maud W. Gleason 85

5 Galen's un-Hippocratic case-histories G. E. R. Lloyd 115

6 Staging the past, staging oneself: Galen on Hellenistic exegetical traditions Heinrich von Staden 132

7 Galen and Hippocratic medicine: language and practice Daniela Manetti 157

8 Galea's Bios and Methodos: from ways of life to path of knowledge Véronique Boudon-Milldt 175

9 Does Galen have a medical programme for intellectuals and the faculties of the intellect? Jacques Jouanna 190

10 Galen on the limitations of knowlege R. J. Hankinson 206

11 Galen and Middle Platonism Riccardo Chiaradonna 243

12 'Aristotle! What a thing for you to say!' Galen's engagement with Aristotle and Aristotelians Philip J. van der Eijk 216

13 Galen and the stoics, or: the art of not naming Teun Tieleman 282

Bibliography 300

Index 323

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