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Health in Antiquity

King, Helen ed. (2005). Health in Antiquity. Abingdon: Routledge.

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How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health?

For students of classics, history or the history of medicine, answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists.

Using a multidisciplined approach, the contributors assess the issues surrounding health in the Greco-Roman world from prehistory to Christian late antiquity.

Sources range from palaeodemography to patristic and from archaeology to architecture and using these, this book considers what health meant, how it was thought to be achieved, and addresses how the ancient world can be perceived as an ideal in subsequent periods of history.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2005 Helen King for selection and editorial material; individual contributors for their contributions
ISBN: 0-415-22065-3, 978-0-415-22065-1
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 28095
Depositing User: Christopher Yates
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 09:54
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