Brigitte Maire, Greek and Roman in Latin Medical Texts. Studies in Cultural Change and Exchange in Anc. Medicine

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Brigitte Maire (éd.), 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts. Studies in Cultural Change and Exchange in Ancient Medicine, Leiden/Boston, 2014.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Studies in Ancient Medicine
x + 451 pp. pages
ISBN : 9789004242784
149 €

Latin medical texts transmit medical theories and practices that originated mainly in Greece. This interaction took place through juxtaposition, assimilation and transformation of ideas. 'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts studies the ways in which this cultural interaction influenced the development of the medical profession and the growth of knowledge of human and animal bodies, and especially how it provided the foundations for innovations in the areas of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest Latin medical texts until well into the medieval world.


Biographical note
Brigitte Maire, Ph.D. Lausanne, is Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Latin at the University of Lausanne. She has published a critical edition of Gargilius Martialis (Paris, 2002) and co-edited Body, Disease and Treatment in a Changing World (Lausanne, 2010). She is currently preparing a critical edition of Celsus' De medicina.

Contributors
Pascal Bader, Béatrice Bakhouche, Sébastien Barbara, Valérie Bonet, Véronique Boudon-Millot, Serena Buzzi, Magali de Haro Sanchez, Patrica Gaillard-Seux, Aurélien Gautherie, Valérie Gitton-Ripoll, Alessia Guardasole, Svetlana Hautala, Gerd Haverling, Frédéric Le Blay, Laura López Figueroa, Marie-Hélène Marganne, Innocenzo Mazzini, Enrico Messina, Vincenzo Ortoleva, Muriel Pardon-Labonnelie, Antoine Pietrobelli, Sergio Sconocchia and Manuel Vázquez Buján.

Readership
Anyone interested in Latin medical texts, sometimes unpublished, as testimonies of the cultural exchanges between Greece and Rome, and of the development of the Graeco-Roman medicine based on a renewed knowledge.

 

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