Greek and Roman Medicine

Greek and Roman Medicine

Paperback Classical World

By (author) Helen King

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  • Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
  • Format: Paperback | 86 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 6mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853995452
  • ISBN 13: 9781853995453
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 483,797

Product description

This introduction to ancient medical systems asks how the experience of illness and the role of medicine were understood in the Greek and Roman worlds. Although topics such as the development of anatomical knowledge are covered, the book focuses on the place of medicine within changing types of society.

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Author information

Helen King is Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University.