New PDF release: Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece: From Antiquity to

By Steven M, Professor Oberhelman

This quantity facilities on goals in Greek medication from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic routine right down to the trendy period. drugs is right here outlined in a much broader feel than simply formal clinical praxis, and comprises non-formal clinical therapeutic equipment similar to people pharmacopeia, faith, ’magical’ tools (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and residential treatments. This quantity examines how in Greek tradition goals have performed a vital part 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; goals within the writings of Galen and different clinical writers of the Roman Empire; and clinical desires in well known oneirocritic texts, specifically the second-century C.E. dreambook by means of Artemidorus of Daldis, the main famous expert 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, performed by way of residing and useless saints. additionally mentioned are goals as a clinical instrument utilized by physicians of their clinic praxis and within the functional scientific texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the therapeutic of illness. the ultimate papers take care of desires and therapeutic in Greece from the Turkish interval of Greece right down to the present day within the Greek islands. The concluding bankruptcy brings the ebook a whole circle by means of discussing how smooth psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.

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