In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination

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Author: G. E. R. Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 281
Language: english
Year: 2003
ISBN 10: 0199253234
ISBN 13: 9780199253234
Series: Unknown
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

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...