Dreams, Healing, and Medicine in Greece
From Antiquity to the PresenteBook - 2013
This volume centers on dreams in Greek medicine from the fifth-century B.C.E. Hippocratic Regimen down to the modern era. Medicine is here defined in a wider sense than just formal medical praxis, and includes non-formal medical healing methods such as folk pharmacopeia, religion, 'magical' methods (e.g., amulets, exorcisms, and spells), and home remedies. This volume examines how in Greek culture dreams have played an integral part in formal and non-formal means of healing. The papers are organized into three major diachronic periods: classical Greek through late Roman, the Byzantine era, and.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Company, 
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)