Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean

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D. Michaelides
Oxbow Books, May 30, 2014 - Medical - 446 pages
There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past – from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment and visual representations in tombs and other monuments thorough to epigraphic and literary sources. The 42 papers presented here cover many aspects medicine in the Mediterranean world during Antiquity and early Byzantine times, bringing together both internationally established specialists on the history of medicine and researchers in the early stages of their career.

The contributions are grouped under a series of headings: medicine and archaeology; media (online access to electronic corpus); the Aegean; medical authors/schools of medicine; surgery; medicaments and cures; skeletal remains; new research in Cyprus; Asklepios and incubation; and Byzantine, Arab and medieval sources. These subject areas are addressed through a combination of wide ranging archaeological and osteological data and the examination and interpretation of philosophical, literary and historiographical texts to provide a comprehensive suite of studies into early practices in this fundamental field of human experience.


Aspects of Genre Intertextuality in the 5th Century
Athanasios A Diamandopoulos
Ancient Greek Votives Vases and Stelae Depicting Medical Diseases
The Anatomical Exvotos of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus
BIUMs Electronic
Health and Healing on Cretan Bronze Age Peak Sanctuaries
Medical Knowledge on the Evidence of the Iliad
a Fieldbased Approach
the Role of Vision and Soul in Greek
the Role of Doctors
Health Care and Survival of a Child with Cranial Trauma at Augusta Emerita
A Multidisciplinary Approach for the Study of the 11th15th century
Introduction to the Cyprus Ancient Population Project CAPP and the First
A Preliminary Analysis of Trauma Patterns in Early Christian Cyprus

Pratique Médicale
Επιτομή της Ιατρικής και των
An Episode in the Historiography of Malaria in the Ancient World
The Contribution of the 4th Century North African Physician Helvius
Surgeons Knives in the Roman World
Alexanders Wounds as a Paradigm for War Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Face in Byzantine Times
The Headache Remedies of the PseudoApuleius A Modern Reappraisal
The Development of the Practice of Incubation in the Ancient World
The Authority of Physicians as Dream Interpreters in the Pergamene
Le traité de la rougeole
The Ancient Background of Witelos Theory of Vision

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