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The Resource Galen : on food and diet, [translation and notes by] Mark Grant

Galen : on food and diet, [translation and notes by] Mark Grant

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Galen : on food and diet
Title
Galen
Title remainder
on food and diet
Statement of responsibility
[translation and notes by] Mark Grant
Title variation
On food and diet
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"At the apogee of ancient medical advances stood Galen (AD 129-c. AD 210), once the personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius. A prolific writer, among his surviving works is what he believed to be the definitive guide to a healthy diet, based on the theory of the four humours. In these treatises Galen sets out this theory, which was to be profoundly influential on medicine for many centuries, and describes in fascinating detail the effects on health of a vast range of foods, from lettuce, lard and fish to peaches, pickles and hyacinths." "Galen on Food and Diet makes all these texts available in English for the first time, and provides many captivating insights into the ancient understanding of food and health. With clear translations, supported by a lucid introduction, notes, and an extensive bibliography, this volume is an invaluable resource for classicists, ancient historians and all those interested in the history of food."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galen
Dewey number
613.2
Index
index present
LC call number
QP141
LC item number
.G25213 2000
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QP141
NAL item number
.G25213 2000
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 B-631
  • WZ 290
NLM item number
G153s 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grant, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Diet therapy
  • Humoralism
  • Diet Therapy
  • Food
Label
Galen : on food and diet, [translation and notes by] Mark Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. On the humours -- Ch. 3. On black bile -- Ch. 4. On uneven bad temperament -- Ch. 5. On the causes of disease -- Ch. 6. On barley soup -- Ch. 7. On the power of foods: Book 1 -- Ch. 8. On the power of foods: Book 2 -- Ch. 9. On the power of foods: Book 3
Control code
43786898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780415232333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00036628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43786898
Label
Galen : on food and diet, [translation and notes by] Mark Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. On the humours -- Ch. 3. On black bile -- Ch. 4. On uneven bad temperament -- Ch. 5. On the causes of disease -- Ch. 6. On barley soup -- Ch. 7. On the power of foods: Book 1 -- Ch. 8. On the power of foods: Book 2 -- Ch. 9. On the power of foods: Book 3
Control code
43786898
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780415232333
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00036628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)43786898

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