A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities Volume . 1

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...(De Morb. Chron. lib. iii. c. 7. p. 386), from which it appears that wine was commonly diluted with five or six times its quantity of water. Hippocrates recommends wine to be mixed with an equal quantity of water, and Galen approves of the proportion; but Le Clerc (Hist de la Med.) thinks that this was only in particular cases. In one place (Pseudc-Hippocr. De Vict. Rat. lib. iii. in fin.) the patient, after great fatigue, is recommended fieOvodifvai aira fj 5/s, in which passage it has been much doubted whether actual intoxication is meant, or only the w drinking freely and to cheerfulness," in which sense the same word is used by St. John (ii. 10) and the LXX. (Gen. xliii. 34; Cant. v. 1; and perhaps Gen. ix 21). According to Hippocrates, the proportions in which wine and water should be mixed together, vary according to the season of the year; for instance, in summer the wine should be most diluted, and in winter the least so. (Compare Celsus, De Medic, i. 3. p. 31. ed. Argent.) Exercise of various sorts, and bathing, are also much insisted upon by the writers on diet and regimen; but for further particulars on these subjects the articles Baths and Gymnastica must be consulted. It may, however, be added that the bath could not have been very common, at least in private families, in the time of Hippocrates, as he says (De Rat. Vict, in Morb. Acut. p. 62) that " there are few houses in which the necessary conveniences are to be found." Another very favourite practice with the ancients, both as a preventive of sickness and aa a remedy, was the taking of an emetic from time to time. The author of the treatise De Victus Ratione, falsely attributed to Hippocrates, recommends it two or three times a month (lib. iii....show more

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