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9 Reading Galen in Byzantium (Book chapter)

Book title: Greek Medical Literature and its Readers

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ISBN: 9781472487919 9781351205276 Year: Pages: 53 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General)
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In this chapter, I shall focus on the Galenic corpus, whose dissemination in the Byzantine world was widespread and influential; in particular, I have chosen to examine the various revivals of Galen’s Therapeutics to Glaucon, which was copied widely. A number of authors produced commentaries based on this treatise and some were invariably influenced by it in composing their own works throughout the Byzantine era (AD 330–1453).4 My study is not exhaustive, but rather I shall select specific examples of interest from the various forms of evidence. First, I shall provide some basic introductory details on Galen’s Therapeutics to Glaucon, followed by a section on its circulation and textual transmission in Byzantium. Then, I shall go on to discuss its revival by Byzantine medical authors into two further sections; the first focuses on commentaries and the second deals with medical handbooks.

Exploring Greek Manuscripts in the Library at Wellcome Collection in London

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ISBN: 9781138601598 Year: Pages: 212 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book offers new insights into a largely understudied group of Greek texts preserved in selected manuscripts from the Library at Wellcome Collection, London. The content of these manuscripts ranges from medicine, including theories on diagnosis and treatment of disease, to astronomy, philosophy, and poetry. With texts dating from the ancient era to the Byzantine and Ottoman worlds, each manuscript provides its own unique story, opening a window onto different social and cultural milieus. All chapters are illustrated with black and white and colour figures, highlighting some of the most significant codices in the collection.

Greek Medical Literature and its Readers

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ISBN: 9781351205276 9781472487919 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Medicine (General) --- History
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Medicine; Greek; Roman; History

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history --- greek --- roman --- medicine

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