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A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rome by [McKeown, J.C.]
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"McKeown has translated a wide variety of ancient sources on medicine and compiled them in an accessible and affordable book, which could benefit a student of ancient medicine who is not fluent in Greek or Latin. The only comparable collection of ancient medical sources in translation is James Longrigg's more limited and significantly more sober Greek Medicine from the Heroic to the Hellenistic Age: A Source Book (1998), and it seems there is room for more such anthologies with the proliferation of university courses on the history of medicine. If used with care (by avoiding the preface and random comments), McKeown's book presents a stimulating snapshot of the many visual and written sources available to the historian of medicine." --Winston Black, Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"As well organized as it is erudite, the compendium tilts toward classics enthusiasts, but there's still plenty of material to amaze an audience outside the ivory tower." --Publishers Weekly


About the Author


J.C. McKeown is Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, coeditor of the Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature, and author of Classical Latin: An Introductory Course, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, and A Cabinet of Greek Curiosities.

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  • File Size: 43608 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0190610433
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N1JZNBV
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