Greek Medicine from Hippocrates to Galen: Selected Papers


This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.

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This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.

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"Sebbene non sia facile dare un’idea in soli sedici articoli della produzione sterminata di Jacques Jouanna,1 tuttavia il volume curato da van der Eijk riesce pienamente nell’obiettivo di fornire ai lettori di lingua inglese (e non solo a essi) uno strumento per entrare direttamente in contatto con le acquisizioni scientifiche più originali di uno studioso che ha dato una svolta agli studi sulla medicina antica. Organizzati in un quadro coerente e unitario, essi pongono la medicina ippocratica in un contesto culturale assai ampio nel quale essa si confronta con la filosofia, la poesia, la religione. I sedici lavori evidenziano tutti il contributo illuminante di Jouanna allo sviluppo dei più importanti temi di ricerca. Un’eredità che ora si apre a un più vasto pubblico di lettori nella consapevolezza che – rileva Jouanna nella nota di chiusura (p. XVI) – "times have changed, but the spirit remains the same, regardless of the language in which it expresses itself"." Giuseppe Squillace in BMCR 18.04.2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004208599
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Series: Studies in Ancient Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacques Jouanna is Member of the Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres) and Professor Emeritus of Greek at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, where he taught from 1981 and where he founded and directed the CNRS Research Group 'Médecine grecque'. His publications include Hippocrate. Pour une archéologie de l'école de Cnide (1975, re-issued 2009), Hippocrate (1992, Engl. tr. 1999), Sophocle (2007) and numerous critical editions of Hippocratic and Galenic medical texts.

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