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Julius Caesar's disease : a new diagnosis

Author: Francesco Maria Galassi; Hutan Ashrafian
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is generally accepted as a historical fact that Julius Caesar suffered from epilepsy, an illness which in classical times was sometimes associated with divinely bestowed genius. The ancient sources describe several episodes when, sometimes at critical junctures, one of the most famous military commanders in history was incapacitated by his illness referred to as morbus comitialis. But does the evidence really fit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Galassi, Francesco Maria.
Julius Caesar's disease.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2016
(OCoLC)968183994
Named Person: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Maria Galassi; Hutan Ashrafian
ISBN: 9781473870796 1473870798 9781473870802 1473870801
OCLC Number: 975999872
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 176 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 The Ancient Sources and the Birth of the Epileptic Theory; Chapter 2 Looking for the Cause of Caesar's Epilepsy: A Two Thousand Year Legacy; Chapter 3 Doubting Epilepsy in Recent Times: An Imperial and Clinical Approach; Chapter 4 A Simpler Hypothesis and a Novel Idea; Chapter 5 Why Has the Epileptic Theory Been So Successful?; Notes; Essential Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Francesco Maria Galassi and Hutan Ashrafian.

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Re-assesses the evidence for Julius Caesar's alleged epilepsy and examines how Caesar's medical episodes affected his actions at critical junctures.  Read more...

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