Latin medical texts transmit medical theories and practices that originated mainly in Greece. This interaction took place through juxtaposition, assimilation and transformation of ideas.
'Greek' and 'Roman' in Latin Medical Texts studies the ways in which this cultural interaction influenced the development of the medical profession and the growth of knowledge of human and animal bodies, and especially how it provided the foundations for innovations in the areas of anatomy, pathology and pharmacology, from the earliest Latin medical texts until well into the medieval world.
Brigitte Maire, Ph.D. Lausanne, is Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Latin at the University of Lausanne. She has published a critical edition of
Gargilius Martialis (Paris, 2002) and co-edited
Body, Disease and Treatment in a Changing World (Lausanne, 2010). She is currently preparing a critical edition of Celsus’
Contributors: Pascal Bader, Béatrice Bakhouche, Sébastien Barbara, Valérie Bonet, Véronique Boudon-Millot, Serena Buzzi, Magali de Haro Sanchez, Patrica Gaillard-Seux, Aurélien Gautherie, Valérie Gitton-Ripoll, Alessia Guardasole, Svetlana Hautala, Gerd Haverling, Frédéric Le Blay, Laura López Figueroa, Marie-Hélène Marganne, Innocenzo Mazzini, Enrico Messina, Vincenzo Ortoleva, Muriel Pardon-Labonnelie, Antoine Pietrobelli, Sergio Sconocchia and Manuel Vázquez Buján.
Anyone interested in Latin medical texts, sometimes unpublished, as testimonies of the cultural exchanges between Greece and Rome, and of the development of the Graeco-Roman medicine based on a renewed knowledge.