Hippocratic Recipes: Oral and Written Transmission of Pharmacological Knowledge in Fifth- And Fourth-Century Greece
Laurence M. V. Totelin
BRILL, 2009 - Science - 366 pages
"Hippocratic Recipes" is the first extended study of the pharmacological recipes included in the Hippocratic Corpus. The recipes, found mostly in the gynaecological and nosological treatises, are here examined both from a philological and a sociocultural point of view. Drawing on studies in the fields of classics, social history of medicine, and anthropology, this book offers new insights into the production and use of pharmacological knowledge in the classical world. In particular, it assesses the deep interactions between oral and written traditions in the transmission of this knowledge. Recipes are addressed as texts, but the existence of a ~missing linksa (TM) in the written tradition are acknowledged.
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Introduction Under the spell of the pharmakon
Chapter One Oral transmission of medical knowledge and written recipes
Chapter Two The history of the written catalogues of recipes
Chapter Three Hippocratic recipes between home remedies and Haute Médecine
The use of exotic and luxury ingredients in the Hippocratic catalogues of recipes
The symbolism attached to some ingredients of the Hippocratic gynaecological recipes
Chapter Six Reading studying and using the Hippocratic Catalogues of recipes
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