In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination

In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination

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by G. E. R. Lloyd
     
 

This original and lively book uses texts from ancient medicine, epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion to explore the influence of Greek ideas on health and disease on Greek thought. Fundamental issues are deeply implicated: causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, the mind-body relationship and gender differences,

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This original and lively book uses texts from ancient medicine, epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion to explore the influence of Greek ideas on health and disease on Greek thought. Fundamental issues are deeply implicated: causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, the mind-body relationship and gender differences, authority and the expert, reality and appearances, good government, and good and evil themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199253234
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Anthropological Perspectives
2. Archaic Literature and Masters of Truth
3. Secularization and Sacralization
4. Tragedy
5. The Historians
6. Plato
7. Aristotle
8. After Aristotle: Or Did Anything Change?
9. Epilogue

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