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Author BartoŇ°, Hynek, author.

Title Philosophy and dietetics in the Hippocratic On regimen : a delicate balance of health / by Hynek Bartos.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages).
Series Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 ; volume 44
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 44. 0925-1421
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The discovery of dietetics -- Philosophy of the nature of man -- Therapy of body and soul -- The philosophical legacy of On regimen.
Summary This book offers the first extended study published in English on the Hippocratic treatise 'On regimen', one of the most important pre-Platonic documents of the discussion of human nature and other topics at the intersection of ancient medicine and philosophy. It is not only a unique example of classical Greek dietetic literature, including the most elaborated account of the micro-macrocosm and phusis-techne analogies, but it also provides the most explicit discussion of the soul-body opposition preceding Plato. Moreover, Barto argues, it is a rare example of an extant medical text which systematically draws on philosophical authorities, such as Heraclitus, Empedocles and Anaxagoras, and which had a decisive influence on both physicians, such as Galen, and philosophers, most notably Plato and Aristotle.
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Subject Hippocrates. De diaeta.
De diaeta (Hippocrates)
Diet -- History.
Philosophy, Ancient -- History.
Diet -- history.
Philosophy, Medical -- history.
Greek World.
History, Ancient.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Bronnen (vorm)
Added Author Commentary on (work): Hippocrates. De diaeta.
Other Form: Print version: Bartos, Hynek, author. Philosophy and dietetics in the Hippocratic On regimen 9789004289215 (DLC) 2015000778 (OCoLC)900685687
ISBN 9789004289550 (electronic bk.)
9004289550 (electronic bk.)