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Galen’s Simple Medicines: Problems in Ancient Herbal Medicine

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Galen (c. 130–c. 200 ce) and Hippocrates (c. 460–c. 357 bce) are two of the giants of ancient medicine. Galen is perhaps the greater, for while all of his works are the product of one mind, the Hippocratic corpus has...

Early Greek Medicine: Evidence of Models, Methods and materia medica

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction and methodology This chapter discusses the philosophy behind, and the evidence of, herbal medicines in the practice of ancient Greek physicians; the Hippocratic physicians. It also explores such concepts and practices that may...

The Ritual and the Everyday

David E. Sutton

David E. Sutton Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remembrance of Repasts : An Anthropology of Food and Memory

Berg, 2001

Book Chapter

...An obvious place to begin our study of food and memory is to turn to ritual and religious practice. Obvious, and yet only a few studies have given explicit consideration to the intersection of food, memory and religious ritual....

Doing/Reading Cooking

David E. Sutton

David E. Sutton Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remembrance of Repasts : An Anthropology of Food and Memory

Berg, 2001

Book Chapter

...There are no index cards or folded, stained papers. The recipes are written into her hands, into the strata of her calluses. Oregano shards, lemon dust, fossilized garlic essence, petrified olive oil (Kapsalis 1997:27).It is no doubt one...

Introduction

Janet H. Tulloch

Janet H. Tulloch is a Contract Instructor in the College of Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is author of several articles on Women and Antiquity including: "Devotional Visuality and Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World," "Women Leaders in Family Funerary Banquets," and "Art and Archaeology as an Historical Resource for the Study of Women in Early Christianity." Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In this digital age, where the events of last week seem like a decade ago, younger readers might be wondering what significance the cultural history of women who lived 2,500 to 1,000 years ago has for them. Let me begin to answer...

Memory Shift

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...τὸν δὲ περὶ τὴν Ἑλλάδα τόπον μυρίαι μὲν φθοραὶ κατέσχον ἐξαλείφουσαι τὴν μνήμην τῶν γεγονότων(‘But a myriad destructions have fallen upon the region of Greece, wiping out the memory of events.’)ἢ τίς οὐ παρ’ αὐτῶν ἂν τῶν συγγραφέων μάθοι...

Popular Beliefs about the Human Body

A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In a portrait of a “character,” a type, that of the squalid man, written by the fourth-century b.c.e. author Theophrastus, a successor of Aristotle, the modern reader cannot miss the distaste of an elite, philosophical author...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Ancient Greco-Roman dress was no empty sign; it was a multifarious and complicated social, cultural, aesthetic, and material phenomenon to its wearers, observers, and depicters.See further Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Women’s Dress...

Marked Bodies and Social Meanings

A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The slipperiness of bodies is not always a laughing matter for those purporting to be their masters. Put the antics of love’s victims or errant slaves onstage, however, and ancient Greek and Roman audiences could find considerable pleasure...

Sexuality and Gender: Off-stage and Centre-stage

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The drama of Greece and Rome reflects societies which by law or convention tightly policed hierarchies of gender and sexuality. Locating women in the Greek theatre is problematic, slightly less so at Rome, but the content of plays...