Galen on Food and Diet [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first English translation of Galen's classic texts on health and food. Supported by a lucid introduction, notes and an extensive bibliography this elegant translation will be a must for all classicists, ancient historians and food lovers.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Galen on Food and Diet

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$40.95
BN.com price

Overview

The first English translation of Galen's classic texts on health and food. Supported by a lucid introduction, notes and an extensive bibliography this elegant translation will be a must for all classicists, ancient historians and food lovers.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Grant (classics, Haileybury College, Hertford, England) presents readable translations of all Galen's food writings: "On the humours," "On black bile," "On uneven bad temperament," "On the causes of disease," "On barley soup," and the three books of "On the powers of foods." He provides a detailed portrait of the elaborate system of effects on health everyday foods were believed to have on the body, how they were used for medicine as well as how they were commonly eaten, and how, in general, the ancient Romans understood the human organism in Galen's home in Pergamum in the second century AD. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203131077
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/11/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 738 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 On the Humours 14
3 On Black Bile 19
4 On Uneven Bad Temperament 37
5 On the Causes of Disease 46
6 On Barley Soup 62
7 On the Powers of Foods: Book 1 68
8 On the Powers of Foods: Book 2 109
9 On the Powers of Foods: Book 3 154
Glossary of plant names 191
Notes 194
Editions and translations of ancient authors 203
Bibliography 206
Index 210
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)