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This original and lively book explores Greek ideas about health and disease and their influence on Greek thought. Fundamental issues such as causation and responsibility, purification and pollution, mind-body relations and gender differences, authority and the expert and who can challenge them, reality and appearances, good government, happiness, and good and evil themselves are deeply implicated. Using the evidence not just from Greek medical theory and practice but also from epic, lyric, tragedy, historiography, philosophy, and religion, G. E. R. Lloyd offers the first comprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199253234
ISBN-10: 0199253234
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 143mm x 20mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - G. E. R. Lloyd

G. E. R. Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Cambridge

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