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This collection of papers studies the Hippocratic writings in their relationship to the intellectual, social, cultural and literary context in which they were written, as well as the impact and reception of Hippocratic thought in later antiquity and the early modern period.
Philip J. van der Eijk, Ph.D. Leiden, 1991, is Professor of Greek at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published widely on ancient philosophy, medicine and science, comparative literature and patristics. He is the author of Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity. Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health and Disease (Cambridge, 2005), of Diocles of Carystus. A Collection of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary (2 Vols., Leiden, 2000-1), and of Aristoteles. De insomniis. De divinatione per somnum (Berlin, 1994). He has edited Ancient Histories of Medicine. Essays in Medical Doxography and Historiography in Classical Antiquity (Leiden, 1999) and co-edited Ancient Medicine in its Socio-Cultural Context (2 Vols., Amsterdam, 1995).