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Hippocratic Oratory : The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose - by James R. Cross (Hardcover)

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"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 models of their predecessors. By examining the range of expressive resources used in their expository prose, James Cross demonstrates how oral tradition and written techniques, such as sound patterning, sign-posting and antithetical formulae, were deployed to help the writers develop a case. The book demonstrates that there were various layers of meaning and manners of communicating ideas which can be found in Hippocratic expository prose, and offers fresh insights into the oral debating culture and experiments in persuasion which characterise the ancient Greek world of the late fifth-century BCE. James Cross is a tutor in classical civilisation at University College London. He completed his PhD in Classics atKing's College London. His research focuses on connections between ancient medicine and literature"--
Number of Pages: 180.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Medicine and the Body in Antiquity
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: James R. Cross
Language: English
Street Date: November 9, 2017
TCIN: 53526135
UPC: 9781472474155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-3149

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