Heroic Measures: Hippocratic Medicine in the Making of Euripidean Tragedy

Heroic Measures: Hippocratic Medicine in the Making of Euripidean Tragedy

by Jennifer Kosak, J. C. Kosak
     
 

This book demonstrates the importance of Greek medical thought in the work of Euripides. Part I shows the significance of the healing figure in Euripidean drama; Part II analyzes the role of traditional and rationalist remedies in the construction of Euripidean plots and arguments.See more details below

Overview

This book demonstrates the importance of Greek medical thought in the work of Euripides. Part I shows the significance of the healing figure in Euripidean drama; Part II analyzes the role of traditional and rationalist remedies in the construction of Euripidean plots and arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004139930
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Series:
Studies in Ancient Medicine Series, #30
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.42(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Clarke Kosak, Ph.D. (1994) in Classical Philology, University of Michigan, is an Assistant Professor of Classics at Bowdoin College. She has published several articles on tragedy and illness.

Table of Contents

Introduction : tragedy, medicine and suffering in the fifth century B.C.1
Pt. IHealers and the heroics of medical techne
Ch. 1The healing art19
Ch. 2Healers in Greek tragedy43
Pt. IIFrom cause to cure
Ch. 3The story of disease93
Ch. 4Causes of disease in the Hippocratic corpus101
Ch. 5Remedy in the Hippocratic corpus109
Ch. 6Finding the cause and finding the cure : four Euripidean plays131

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