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Author Kosak, Jennifer Clarke.
Title Heroic measures : Hippocratic medicine in the making of Euripidean tragedy / by Jennifer Clarke Kosak.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.

Author Kosak, Jennifer Clarke.
Series Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 ; v. 30.
Studies in ancient medicine ; v. 30. 0925-1421.
Subject Euripides -- Knowledge and learning -- Medicine.
Hippocrates -- Influence.
Literature and medicine -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Medicine in literature.
Medicine in Literature.
History, Ancient.
Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Tragedy, medicine and suffering in the fifth century B.C -- Chapter One: The Healing Art -- a. The Healer: Lively metaphor and lived reality -- b. TechnĂȘ and Technitai in the Hippocratic Corpus -- c. Heroic measures and the healing art -- Chapter Two: Healers in Greek Tragedy -- a. Prometheus Bound: The healer as philanthropist -- b. Euripides' Hippolytus: The charlatan in action -- c. Ion: Malpractice suits -- d. Medea: First, do no harm -- e. Orestes: No heroic measures -- Chapter Three: The Story of Disease.
Chapter Four: Causes of Disease in the Hippocratic Corpus -- Chapter Five: Remedy in the Hippocratic Corpus -- a. Allopathy -- b. MetabolĂȘ -- c. Apostasis -- d. Malthakia and ischys -- Chapter Six: Finding the Cause and Finding the Cure: Four Euripidean Plays -- a. Orestes: No way out -- b. Heracles: Politics, plagues and the patient -- c. Phoenissae: Balanced interiors -- d. Bacchae: Homeopathy and repression -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index nominum et rerum -- Index locorum.
Summary This book demonstrates the importance of Greek medical thought in the work of Euripides. The first part of the book argues for the significance of the healing figure in Euripidean drama, while the second part analyzes the role of traditional and rationalist healing strategies in the construction of Euripidean plots and arguments. The work will be of interest to those pursuing studies in Greek drama, Greek intellectual history and Greek medicine.
ISBN 9781429427890 (electronic bk.)
1429427892 (electronic bk.)
9789004139930 (acid-free paper)
9004139931 (acid-free paper)
9004139931 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 77924313
Additional Format Print version: Kosak, Jennifer Clarke. Heroic measures. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004 9004139931 9789004139930 (DLC) 2004054524 (OCoLC)55878016.
Online version: Kosak, Jennifer Clarke. Heroic measures. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004 (OCoLC)945907321.

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