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The Resource On temperaments ; : On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament, Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston

On temperaments ; : On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament, Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston

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On temperaments ; : On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
Title
On temperaments ;
Title remainder
On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
Statement of responsibility
Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston
Title variation
Galen on temperaments ;
Title variation remainder
On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
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  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, medical historian, theoretician, and practitioner who wrote forcefully and prolifically on an astonishing range of subjects and whose impact on later eras rivaled that of Aristotle. Galen synthesized the entirety of Greek medicine as a basis for his own doctrines and practice, which comprehensively embraced theory, practical knowledge, experiment, logic, and a deep understanding of human life and society. This volume presents three works of the greatest importance to Galen's theory and practice of medicine. 'On Temperaments' sets out Galen's concept of the combination ('krasis') of the four elemental qualities (hot, cold, wet, and dry), which is fundamental to his account of the structure and function of the human body and of animal and plant bodies generally, and is in turn essential to his theory of medical practice. The two related works, 'On Non-Uniform Distemperment' and 'The Soul's Traits Depend on Bodily Temperament', deal with specific aspects of 'dyskrasia', which is a disturbance in the combination of these qualities. Appended are two related short treatises, 'On the Best Constitution of Our Body' and 'On Good Bodily State'."--
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Dust jacket
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VHB
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Galen
Dewey number
610.938
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages; critical matter in English
LC call number
R126
LC item number
.G6613 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1939-
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  • Johnston, Ian
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
Series statement
Loeb classical library
Series volume
LCL 546
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  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Four temperaments
  • Physiology
  • Medicine
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
  • Galen
Label
On temperaments ; : On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament, Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages cxi-cxiv) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On temperaments
  • On non-uniform distemperment
  • The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
  • Appendix. Two short treatises:
  • On the best constitution of our body
  • On good bodily state
Control code
on1233048775
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
cxiv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780674997387
Lccn
2020938405
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)1233048775
Label
On temperaments ; : On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament, Galen ; edited and translated by Ian Johnston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages cxi-cxiv) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On temperaments
  • On non-uniform distemperment
  • The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
  • Appendix. Two short treatises:
  • On the best constitution of our body
  • On good bodily state
Control code
on1233048775
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
cxiv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780674997387
Lccn
2020938405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1233048775

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