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New publication: "Gut beschaffbare Heilmittel"

Medical care in the city is good - but what do you do on the road? Three books on Euporista attributed to the great physician Galenos in the 2nd century AD list easily obtainable remedies for this. Stones, plants and animals together with their products and excrements are said to help treat diseases from head to toe.

The books handed down in the Corpus Galenicum have been written down over many centuries: While the nature of the diseases remained largely constant, new remedies and methods were noted and new authorities - including saints - were consulted. The books are thus both an important document of the history of medicine and a reflection of the colourful everyday world in antiquity and the Byzantine Middle Ages. Kai Brodersen, Professor of Ancient Culture at the University of Erfurt, has now translated the three books into a modern language for the first time. They are presented bilingually in one volume and are made accessible through an introduction, an appendix and an index.

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Kai Brodersen
Gut beschaffbare Heilmittel / Euporista
(Bibliothek der griechischen Literatur, Bd. 91)
Stuttgart: Hiersemann 2020
ISBN 978-3-7772-2038-3
464 pages
98 EUR