Hippocratic Recipes: Oral and Written Transmission of Pharmacological Knowledge in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Greece

Hippocratic Recipes: Oral and Written Transmission of Pharmacological Knowledge in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Greece

by Laurence Totelin
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004171541

ISBN-13: 9789004171541

Pub. Date: 12/23/2008

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Drawing on philological studies, social history and anthropology, this book offers the first extended study of the recipes included in the Hippocratic Corpus. It examines the links between oral and written traditions in the transmission of ancient pharmacological knowledge.  See more details below

Overview

Drawing on philological studies, social history and anthropology, this book offers the first extended study of the recipes included in the Hippocratic Corpus. It examines the links between oral and written traditions in the transmission of ancient pharmacological knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004171541
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Studies in Ancient Medicine Series, #34
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Under the spell of the pharmakon 1

Ch. 1 Oral transmission of medical knowledge and written recipes 21

Ch. 2 The history of the written catalogues of recipes 67

Ch. 3 Hippocratic recipes between home remedies and Haute Medecine 111

Ch. 4 Imports, geographical determinism and influences: 'The use of exotic and luxury ingredients in the Hippocratic catalogues of recipes 141

Ch. 5 Fertility and sex: The symbolism attached to some ingredients of the Hippocratic gynaecological recipes 197

Ch. 6 Reading, studying and using the Hippocratic Catalogues of recipes 225

Ch. 7 The afterlife of Hippocratic recipes 259

Conclusions: The fluidity of pharmacological knowledge 297

Bibliography 303

General Index 327

Index of Passages Cited 343

Index of Ingredients 353

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