Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

Series Editor:

Medicine and the Body in Antiquity is a series which fosters interdisciplinary research that broadens our understanding of past beliefs about the body and its care. The intention of the series is to use evidence drawn from diverse sources (textual, archaeological, epigraphic) in an interpretative manner to gain insights into the medical practices and beliefs of the ancient Mediterranean. The series approaches medical history from a broad thematic perspective that allows for collaboration between specialists from a wide range of disciplines outside ancient history and archaeology such as art history, religious studies, medicine, the natural sciences and music. The series will also aim to bring research on ancient medicine to the attention of scholars concerned with later periods. Ultimately this series provides a forum for scholars from a wide range of disciplines to explore ideas about the body and medicine beyond the confines of current scholarship.

For further information about contributing to the series please contact Dr Patty Baker at P.A.Baker-3@kent.ac.uk

  • Hippocratic Oratory: The poetics of early Greek medical prose book cover

    Hippocratic Oratory

    The poetics of early Greek medical prose

    By James Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking to find means to express their arguments that built on authoritative…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Tertullian and the Unborn Child: Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective book cover

    Tertullian and the Unborn Child

    Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective

    By Julian Barr

    Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Tertullian’s attitude towards the foetus and embryo. Examining Tertullian’s…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Bodies of Evidence: Ancient Anatomical Votives Past, Present and Future book cover

    Bodies of Evidence

    Ancient Anatomical Votives Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Jane Draycott, Emma-Jayne Graham

    Dedicating objects to the divine was a central component of both Greek and Roman religion. Some of the most conspicuous offerings were shaped like parts of the internal or external human body: so-called ‘anatomical votives’. These archaeological artefacts capture the modern imagination, recalling…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity