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    Health in Antiquity

    ISBN-10: 0415220653
    ISBN-13: 9780415220651
    Edition: 2004
    Author(s): K Stears, Helen King
    Description: Is health the absence of disease, or a more positive state of happiness and well-being? How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health? Answers to these and many previously  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2004
    Publisher: Routledge
    Publication Date: 5/19/2005
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 320
    Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.100
    Language: English

    Is health the absence of disease, or a more positive state of happiness and well-being? How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health? Answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars, and archaeologists. Using a multi-disciplined approach, the contributors assess the issues surrounding health in the Greco-Roman world from prehistory to Christian late antiquity.

    Introduction: What is health?
    Disease and the Prehistory of the Aegean
    Health and Disease in Greece: Past, present and future
    Health in Hellenistic and Roman Times: The case studies of Paphos
    Health and the Life Course at Herculaneum and Pompeii
    Holding on to Health? Bone surgery and instrumentation in the Roman empire
    ' Without you No One is Happy': The cult of health in ancient
    Hygieia at Dinner and at the Symposium
    Women's Health and Recovery in the Hippocratic Corpus
    Drama and Healing: Ancient and modern
    'Curing' Disability
    The Salubriousness of the Roman City
    Buildings for Health: Then and now
    The Health of the Spiritual Athlete
    'Carrying on the work of the Earlier Firm': Doctors, medicine and Christianity in the Thaumata of Sophronius of Jerusalem

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