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Health in antiquity

Author: Helen King
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at issues surrounding health in a variety of ancient Mediterranean societies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Health in antiquity.
London : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2004017046
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen King
ISBN: 020332384X 9780203323847
OCLC Number: 60258702
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Disease and the prehistory of the Aegean / Robert Arnott --
Health and disease in Greece : past, present and future / Charlotte Roberts [and others] --
Health in Hellenistic and Roman times : the case studies of Paphos, Cyprus and Corinth, Greece / Sherry C. Fox --
Health and the life course at Herculaneum and Pompeii / Ray Laurence --
Holding on to health? : bone surgery and instrumentation in the Roman Empire / Ralph Jackson --
'Without you no one is happy' : the cult of health in ancient Greece / Emma Stafford --
Hygieia at dinner and at the symposium / John Wilkins --
Women's health and recovery in the Hippocratic corpus / Helen King --
Drama and healing : ancient and modern / Karelisa Hartigan --
'Curing' disability / Nicholas Vlahogiannis --
The salubriousness of the Roman city / Neville Morley --
Buildings for health : then and now / Peter Barefoot --
The health of the spiritual athlete / Gillian Clark --
'Carrying on the work of the earlier firm' : doctors, medicine and Christianity in the Thaumata of Sophronius of Jerusalem / Dominic Montserrat.
Responsibility: edited by Helen King.
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Health and perception of health in ancient Mediterranean societies are brought together in a multidisciplinary approach by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists.  Read more...

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