By Steven M. Oberhelman

This quantity facilities on desires in Greek medication from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic routine right down to the fashionable period. medication is the following outlined in a much broader experience than simply formal clinical praxis, and comprises non-formal clinical therapeutic equipment reminiscent of folks pharmacopeia, faith, ’magical’ equipment (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and residential treatments. This quantity examines how in Greek tradition desires have performed an essential component in formal and non-formal technique of therapeutic. The papers are equipped into 3 significant diachronic classes. the 1st workforce makes a speciality of the classical Greek via overdue Roman Greek classes. subject matters contain goals within the Hippocratic corpus; the cult of the god Asclepius and its therapeutic facilities, with their incubation and miracle dream-cures; desires within the writings of Galen and different clinical writers of the Roman Empire; and scientific goals in renowned oneirocritic texts, specially the second-century C.E. dreambook through Artemidorus of Daldis, the main famous expert dream interpreter of antiquity. the second one staff of papers seems to be to the Christian Byzantine period, whilst dream incubation and dream healings have been practised at church buildings and shrines, performed via residing and lifeless saints. additionally mentioned are goals as a clinical instrument utilized by physicians of their sanatorium praxis and within the useful scientific texts (iatrosophia) that they and laypeople consulted for the therapeutic of disorder. the ultimate papers care for goals and therapeutic in Greece from the Turkish interval of Greece all the way down to the present day within the Greek islands. The concluding bankruptcy brings the ebook a whole circle via discussing how glossy psychotherapists and psychologists use Ascelpian dream-rituals on pilgrimages to Greece.

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