Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 April 2003

280 Pages

ISBN: 9780199253234

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In the Grip of Disease

Studies in the Greek Imagination

G. E. R. Lloyd

  • The first comprehensive account of the influence of Greek thought about health and disease on the Greek imagination
  • Unique anthropological approach to the subject
  • Includes key texts with translations
  • Juxtaposes medical and non-medical ideas to suggest their mutual influence
  • Includes detailed analyses of texts from every genre of literature
  • The final chapter explores similarities and contrasts between Greek thought and modern views on such topics as madness, criminality and creativity