By Christopher Gill,Tim Whitmarsh,John Wilkins

Galen is crucial clinical author in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and likewise tremendous invaluable for figuring out Graeco-Roman inspiration and society within the moment century advert. This quantity of essays locates him firmly within the highbrow lifetime of his interval, and hence goals to make higher experience of the scientific and philosophical 'world of information' that he attempts to create. How did Galen current himself as a reader and an writer compared to different intellectuals of his day? specifically, how did he model himself as a scientific practitioner, and the way does that self-fashioning relate to the functionality tradition of second-century Rome? Did he see drugs as taking on many of the conventional roles of philosophy? those and different questions are freshly addressed by way of top foreign specialists on Galen and the highbrow lifetime of the interval, in a stimulating assortment that mixes studying with accessibility.

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