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Experiencing pain in Imperial Greek culture

Author: Daniel King
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume investigates the history and nature of pain in Greek culture under the Roman Empire (50-250 CE). Traditional accounts of pain in this society have focused either on philosophical or medical theories of pain or on Christian notions of 'suffering'; fascination with the pained body has often been assumed to be a characteristic of Christian society, rather than Imperial culture in general. This book employs  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel King
ISBN: 9780198810513 0198810512
OCLC Number: 986837655
Description: xi, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations, Transliterations, and Editions --
Introduction --
Part 1: Diagnosing and Treating Pain. 1. Introduction: Diagnosing and Treating the Pained Body --
2. Aretaios of Kappodokia --
3. Galen --
4. Conclusion: Diagnosis and Pain --
Part 2: Representing Pain. 5. Introduction: Refiguring Pain Symptoms --
6. Sore Feet and Tragedy in Plutarch and Lucian --
7. Sacred Pain in Ailios Aristeides --
8. Conclusion: Pain and Language Recalibrated --
Part 3: Viewing Trauma, Seeing Pain. 9. Introduction: Ekphrasis, Trauma, and Viewing Pain --
10. Philostratos' Prurient Gaze --
11. Viewing and Emotional Conflict in Akhilleus Tatios --
12. Viewing Trauma in Plutarch --
13. Conclusion: What's in a Viewa --
14. Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Daniel King.

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Traditional accounts of ancient pain tend to focus either on philosophical or medical theories of pain or on Christian notions of suffering: this volume moves beyond these approaches to argue that  Read more...

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