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    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.

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    In the Grip of Disease
    Studies in the Greek Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) G. E. R. Lloyd
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 436 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780199253234
    ISBN 10: 0199253234

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
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    LC classification: B187.M4 L56 2003
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    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    10 April 2003
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    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