Book ID: CBB867692984

Pythagorica medica: Scienza e sapienza nella tradizione preippocratica (2020)


Cilione, Marco (Author)

L'Erma di Bretschneider

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 150 pp.
Language: Italian

Pythagoras’s school recognised a special role to the teaching of medicine. This cultural heritage influenced all the thinkers who inquired into nature and man’s place in it between the 6th and the 4th century B. C., especially in the Greek West. This volume aims at pointing out the traces of the close relationship between the Pythagorean thought and the practice of medicine through a direct and multidisciplinary approach to the sources. The research path focuses on four archetypal topics, Birth, Death, Purification and Oath, which represent the cultural anthropology key concepts of a wider dialogue between Pythagoreanism and medicine. This dialogue, which is quite vital and spontaneous between the pre-Hippocratic thinkers and the temple healers, doesn’t seem to break off, even after the turning point of rational medicine: philosophers and physicians keep on influencing each other throughout the entire course of the history of medicine.

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Authors & Contributors
Garber, James J.
Levin, Susan B.
Mueller, Ian
Holmes, Brooke
Mann, Joel Eryn
Hankinson, Robert J.
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Technai, An International Journal for Ancient Science and Technology
Apeiron: Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Medicina Historica
Transaction Publishers
University of Texas at Austin
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Plus, Pisa University Press
Edizioni ETS
Parmenides Publishing
Philosophy of medicine
Hippocrates of Cos
Asclepiades of Bithynia
Time Periods
4th century, B.C.
6th century, B.C.
Middle and Near East
Persia (Iran)
Ancient Near and Middle East: Egypt, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Persia

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