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Health in Antiquity

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Description for Health in Antiquity Paperback. In the context of current medical and legal debates about access to health and the relationship between health and disease, archaeologists, classicists and ancient historians investigate ideas of health in antiquity. Editor(s): King, Helen. Num Pages: 314 pages, 17 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 1QDAR; HBLA1; HD. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 214 x 140 x 17. Weight in Grams: 404.

How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health?

For students of classics, history or the history of medicine, answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists.

Using a multidisciplined approach, the contributors assess the issues surrounding health in the Greco-Roman world from prehistory to Christian late antiquity.

Sources range from palaeodemography to patristic and from archaeology to architecture and using these, this book considers what health meant, how it was thought to be achieved, and addresses how the ancient ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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About Unknown
Helen King is Professor of History of Classical Medicine at the University of Reading. She is the author of Hippocrates' Women (1998) and The Disease of Virgins (2003).

Reviews for Health in Antiquity
'The book is a thought-provoking addition to the scholarship on medicine in the past. It is useful for anyone interested in the subject of medicine, illness and most importantly, health in the Graeco-Roman world.' - Social History of Medicine 'high quality scholarship' - Medical History

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