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Hippocrates, On the Art of Medicine (Joel E Mann) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004224131
Hippocrates, On the Art of Medicine (Joel E Mann) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004224131
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Title: Hippocrates, On the Art of Medicine

Author: Mann, Joel E

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004224131

Volumes: 1;

List Price in Cloth: $151.00 Our price: $128.50

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On the art of medicine, or de Arte, embodies as perhaps no other ancient text the full flower of the sophistic movement of the fifth century BCE. It is a rhetorical epideixis in which forensic oratory, philosophy, and medicine are woven into an ambitious display of sophistic polymathy. Unlike much previous scholarship, however, this book does not dismiss de Arte as 'merely' rhetorical. Its analysis of the author's philosophical and medical views reveals that he strove to promote a consistent and rationally grounded system capable of responding to theoretical and practical criticisms levied by those who would deny that there was such a thing as medicine or techne at all.
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