• In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination See large image

    In the Grip of Disease: Studies in the Greek Imagination (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453) / Latin) By (author) G. E. R. Lloyd

    $60.13 - Save $1.55 (2%) - RRP $61.68 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Hardback $128.39

    DescriptionThis 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.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for In the Grip of Disease

    In the Grip of Disease
    Studies in the Greek Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. E. R. Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780199275878
    ISBN 10: 0199275874

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: MBX
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
    DC22: 610.938
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 610.9'38
    LC classification: B187.M4 L56 2004
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, MBX
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    G. E. R. Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science at the University of Cambridge
    Review quote
    This study is impressive. Lloyd ... emphasizes the diversity of classical approaches to disease as much as any common ground. Rebecca Flemming, TLS
    Table of contents
    1. Anthropological Perspectives ; 2. Archaic Literature and Masters of Truth ; 3. Secularization and Sacralization ; 4. Tragedy ; 5. The Historians ; 6. Plato ; 7. Aristotle ; 8. After Aristotle: Or Did Anything Change? ; 9. Epilogue