By Steven M, Professor Oberhelman
This quantity facilities on goals in Greek drugs from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic routine right down to the trendy period. drugs is right here outlined in a much broader feel than simply formal clinical praxis, and contains non-formal scientific therapeutic equipment equivalent to people pharmacopeia, faith, ’magical’ tools (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and residential treatments. This quantity examines how in Greek tradition desires have performed an essential component in formal and non-formal technique of healing.
The papers are prepared into 3 significant diachronic sessions. the 1st crew specializes in the classical Greek via overdue Roman Greek classes. issues comprise desires within the Hippocratic corpus; the cult of the god Asclepius and its therapeutic facilities, with their incubation and miracle dream-cures; goals within the writings of Galen and different scientific writers of the Roman Empire; and clinical desires in well known oneirocritic texts, specifically the second-century C.E. dreambook by means of Artemidorus of Daldis, the main famous expert dream interpreter of antiquity. the second one staff of papers appears to the Christian Byzantine period, whilst dream incubation and dream healings have been practised at church buildings and shrines, conducted by way of dwelling and lifeless saints. additionally mentioned are desires as a scientific device utilized by physicians of their health facility praxis and within the sensible scientific texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the therapeutic of ailment. the ultimate papers take care of desires and therapeutic in Greece from the Turkish interval of Greece all the way down to the present day within the Greek islands. The concluding bankruptcy brings the ebook a whole circle through discussing how sleek psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.
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Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece: From Antiquity to the Present by Steven M, Professor Oberhelman