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    DescriptionThis volume centers on dreams in Greek medicine from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic Regimen down to the modern era. Medicine is here defined in a wider sense than just formal medical praxis, and includes non-formal medical healing methods such as folk pharmacopeia, religion, 'magical' methods (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and home remedies. This volume examines how in Greek culture dreams have played an integral part in formal and non-formal means of healing.The papers are organized into three major diachronic periods. The first group focuses on the classical Greek through late Roman Greek periods. Topics include dreams in the Hippocratic corpus; the cult of the god Asclepius and its healing centers, with their incubation and miracle dream-cures; dreams in the writings of Galen and other medical writers of the Roman Empire; and medical dreams in popular oneirocritic texts, especially the second-century C.E. dreambook by Artemidorus of Daldis, the most noted professional dream interpreter of antiquity. The second group of papers looks to the Christian Byzantine era, when dream incubation and dream healings were practised at churches and shrines, carried out by living and dead saints. Also discussed are dreams as a medical tool used by physicians in their hospital praxis and in the practical medical texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the healing of disease. The final papers deal with dreams and healing in Greece from the Turkish period of Greece down to the current day in the Greek islands. The concluding chapter brings the book a full circle by discussing how modern psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.


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    Title
    Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece
    Subtitle
    from Antiquity to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Steven M. Oberhelman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409424239
    ISBN 10: 1409424235
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    LC classification: R135 .D74 2013
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    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Includes 9 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot
    Author Information
    Steven M. Oberhelman is Professor of Greek and Latin and Faculty Cornerstone Fellow of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, USA
    Table of contents
    Contents: Introduction: medical pluralism, healing, and dreams in Greek culture, Steven M. Oberhelman; Part 1 Antiquity: The value of dream diagnosis in the medical praxis of the Hippocratics and Galen, Maithe Hulskamp; Dream healing in Asclepieia in the ancient Mediterranean, Louise Cilliers and Francois Pieter Retief; Writing the medical dream in the Hippocratics corpus at Epidaurus, Lee T. Pearcy; Dream hermeneutics in Aelius Aritedes' Hieroi Logoi, Janet Downie; Illness and its metaphors in Artemidorus's Oneirocritica: a negative list, Christine Walde. Part 2 Byzantium: Who is behind incubation stories? The hagiographers of Byzantine dream healing miracles, Ildiko Csepregi; Healing dreams in early Byzantine miracle collections, Stavroula Constantinou; Hospital dreams in Byzantium, Timothy S. Miller; The stuff of dreams: substances and dreams in Greek and Latin literature, Jovan Bilbija; Magic, infidelity, and secret annotations in a Cypriot manuscript of the early 14th century, Barbara Zipser. Part 3 Post-Byzantine Period to the Current day: Dreams, dreambooks and post-Byzantine practical healing manuals (iatrosophia), Steven M. Oberhelman; Fields in dreams: anxiety, experience, and the limits of social constructionism in modern Greek dream narratives, Charles Stewart; Dream healing for a new age, Jill Dubisch; Indexes.