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By Christopher Gill,Tim Whitmarsh,John Wilkins

Galen is crucial clinical author in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and in addition tremendous necessary for figuring out Graeco-Roman notion and society within the moment century advert. This quantity of essays locates him firmly within the highbrow lifetime of his interval, and therefore goals to make greater experience of the clinical and philosophical 'world of information' that he attempts to create. How did Galen current himself as a reader and an writer compared to different intellectuals of his day? specially, how did he style himself as a scientific practitioner, and the way does that self-fashioning relate to the functionality tradition of second-century Rome? Did he see medication as taking up a number of the conventional roles of philosophy? those and different questions are freshly addressed via best overseas specialists on Galen and the highbrow lifetime of the interval, in a stimulating assortment that mixes studying with accessibility.

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