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By Steven M. Oberhelman

This quantity facilities on goals in Greek drugs from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic routine right down to the fashionable period. drugs is right here outlined in a much wider feel than simply formal clinical praxis, and contains non-formal scientific therapeutic tools similar to people pharmacopeia, faith, 'magical' equipment (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and residential treatments. This quantity examines how in Greek tradition goals 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 past due Roman Greek sessions. issues comprise goals within the Hippocratic corpus; the cult of the god Asclepius and its therapeutic facilities, with their incubation and miracle dream-cures; desires within the writings of Galen and different clinical writers of the Roman Empire; and scientific desires in renowned oneirocritic texts, specially the second-century C.E. dreambook by means of Artemidorus of Daldis, the main famous specialist dream interpreter of antiquity. the second one crew of papers appears to be like to the Christian Byzantine period, whilst dream incubation and dream healings have been practised at church buildings and shrines, conducted via dwelling and lifeless saints. additionally mentioned are goals as a clinical software utilized by physicians of their medical institution praxis and within the useful scientific texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the therapeutic of disorder. the ultimate papers care for 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 e-book a whole circle through discussing how sleek psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.

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61–2) An accumulation of phlegm can also cause headaches and must be purged too: Take a jar of vinegar and boil it along with hyssop, pennyroyal, oregano, and marjoram. Let these juices ferment. [Place and] keep in the mouth to draw out many fluids. Mix crushed ginger and stavesacre; one should then chew this. Crush very finely stavesacre and pepper and then add mastic gum. Chew this in order to expel many fluids. Take stavesacre, vinegar, pennyroyal, thyme, and oregano. Seethe these and then keep in the mouth so as to produce much sputum and spittle.

Joly and S. 2, 4 (Berlin, 1984), pp. 20–22; Oberhelman, “Dreams in Graeco-Roman Medicine,” p. 129; J. -D. Fischer, D. Nickel, and P. Potter (eds), Text and Translation (Leiden, 1998), pp. M. Holowchak, “Interpreting Dreams for Corrective Regimen: Diagnostic Dreams in Greco-Roman Medicine,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 56 (2001): pp. 382–99, at p. 388 note 15; van der Eijk, “Divination, Prognosis and Prophylaxis,” pp. 193–4. 5 Van der Eijk, “Divination, Prognosis and Prophylaxis,” pp.

Joly, Recherches sur le Traité pseudo-Hippocratique De Régime (Paris, 1960), pp. 172–9 and Hippocrate: Du Régime (Paris, 1967), p. xxii; R. Joly and S. 2, 4 (Berlin, 1984), pp. 20–22; Oberhelman, “Dreams in Graeco-Roman Medicine,” p. 129; J. -D. Fischer, D. Nickel, and P. Potter (eds), Text and Translation (Leiden, 1998), pp. M. Holowchak, “Interpreting Dreams for Corrective Regimen: Diagnostic Dreams in Greco-Roman Medicine,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 56 (2001): pp.

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