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In the grip of disease [electronic resource] : studies in the Greek imagination /
G.E.R. Lloyd.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
description
xxi, 258 p.
ISBN
0199253234 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
isbn
0199253234 (Cloth)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
language note
Text in English, Greek, and Latin.
catalogue key
7370189
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-252) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
G. E. R. Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Cambridge.
Reviews
Review Quotes
This study is impressive. Lloyd ... emphasizes the diversity of classical approaches to disease as much as any common ground.
"This study is impressive. Lloyd...emphasizes the diversity of classical approaches to disease as much as any common ground."--Times Literary Supplement "This is a stimulating and erudite study of many often-neglected aspects of ancient Greek thought by an acclaimed master of the subject."--Bulletin of the History of Medicine
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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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, gender differences, authority, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil, are deeply implicated.
Long Description
This original and lively book explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relations and gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challenge them, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil themselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greek medical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the first comprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination.
Long Description
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.
Main Description
This original and lively book explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relations and gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challengethem, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil themselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greek medical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the firstcomprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination.
Main Description
This original nad lively book explores Greek ideas about health anddisease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such ascausation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relationsand gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challenge them,reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evilthemselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greekmedical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography,philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the first comprehensive accountof the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greekimagination.
Short Annotation
This title explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought.
Table of Contents
List of Texts and Translationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
Anthropological Perspectivesp. 1
Archaic Literature and Masters of Truthp. 14
Secularization and Sacralizationp. 40
Tragedyp. 84
The Historiansp. 114
Platop. 142
Aristotlep. 176
After Aristotle: Or Did Anything Change?p. 202
Epiloguep. 232
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 253
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