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Galen is an important scientific author in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and likewise super priceless for knowing Graeco-Roman notion and society within the moment century advert. This quantity of essays locates him firmly within the highbrow lifetime of his interval, and hence goals to make larger experience of the scientific and philosophical 'world of information' that he attempts to create. How did Galen current himself as a reader and an writer compared to different intellectuals of his day? especially, how did he type himself as a scientific practitioner, and the way does that self-fashioning relate to the functionality tradition of second-century Rome? Did he see medication as taking up the various conventional roles of philosophy? those and different questions are freshly addressed through best foreign specialists on Galen and the highbrow lifetime of the interval, in a stimulating assortment that mixes studying with accessibility.

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Ka© tinev m•n tän –xhghsam”nwn t¼ bibl©on ­sasi d©v te gr†fousin aÉt»n (i. e. Aph. .  partially repeats Aph. . ), ›nioi dì oÉdì Âlwv m”mnhntai (Hipp. Aph. . . XVIIIA. . –.  ok. ). t© potì oÔn ›doxe . . . tisi tän –xhghsam”nwn dªv –xhge±sqai (scil. toÆv aÉtoÆv ˆforismoÅv), m‡ toÆv qeoÅv, oÉk ›cw sumbale±n (Hipp. Aph. . . XVIIIA. . – ok. ). ›ti te m llon –sti tän –xhghtän –ke©nwn qaum†zein, Âsoi dªv –xhgoum”noi toÆv aÉtoÆv ˆforismoÆv oÉdì aÉt¼ toÓto pros”qesan, Âti deÅteron aÉt¼ poioÓsi. kaª toÅtwn ›ti m llon Âsoi kaª diaf»rouv –xhgžseiv ›grayan, ›n te toÅtoiv –pª t teleut kaª to±v ›mprosqen –pª tän aÉtän e«rhm”noiv (Hipp. Aph. . . –.  ok. ). –fex v to±v progegramm”noiv ˆforismo±v ™teroi dÅo sced¼n –n Œpasi to±v ˆntigr†foiv eËr©skontai, met‡ toÓ kaª toÆv –xhghsam”nouv t¼ bibl©on ½l©gou de±n Œpantav mnhmoneÅein aÉtän, ka© tinev –xhgoÓntai, ˆll‡ diaf»rwv £ –n to±v ›mprosqen (Hipp. Aph. . . XVIIIA. . – okay. [on Aph. .  Littr´e, Jones]). ›nioi g†r toi tän –xhghsam”nwn aÉt¼n (scil. Aph. .  Littr´e, Jones) oÎ fasin ˆpogoreÅein t¼n ëIppokr†thn did»nai çofžmata to±v oÌtw diakeim”noiv (Hipp. Aph. . . . – K). See additionally XVIIB. . –, . , . –, . –, . – okay; XVIIIA. . –, . –, .  okay. For an exception, see Hipp. Aph. VII.  (XVIIIA. . – K): tän dì –xhghsam”nwn sced¼n ‰p†ntwn kaª m†lista tän palaiot†twn. Galen, Hipp. Aph. VII.  (XVIIIA. – ok, as emended by means of C. G. Cobet and J. Klein): e­rhtai d• kaª pr»sqen Âti kaª Šlloi tin”v e«sin, ›xesti g‡r –n to±v ˆsaf”sin Þv Šn –q”l tiv gr†fein, oÉden¼v –pª to±v metagr†fousi n»mou keim”nou, poll†kiv d• oÉ di‡ tŸn ˆs†feian, ˆllì Âti yeudžv –stin ¾ l»gov· di‡ toÓto ˆnagk†zontai prosgr†fein to±v –x ˆrc v eËreqe±sin £ ˆfaire±n £ metagr†fein, ãsper ˆm”lei kaª kat‡ t»nde t¼n ˆforism»n, oÕ tŸn l”xin o¬ prätoi tän –xhghsam”nwn toÆv ˆforismoÅv, æn –stin ¾ ëHrof©leiov bakce±ov, ëHrakle©dhv te kaª ZeÓxiv o¬ –mpeiriko©, toiaÅthn tin‡ gr†fousin· ‘¾k»soiv ‹n k†tw Ým‡ Ëpocwr” , col v mela©nhv –st©n, £ ple©w, ple©onov, £n –l†ssw, –l†ssonovì (Hipp. Aph. .  in Galen’s statement = Aph. .  within the variations of Littr´e, Jones and Magdelaine). the remainder of Galen’s allusions to ‘the Empiricists’ during this observation don't make clear no matter if he's pertaining to Hellenistic or newer Empiricists. Hipp. Aph. . , .  (XVIIB. . –; XVIIIA. . – K).  heinrich von staden he composed the 1st model of his personal observation yet whose interpretation of Aphorism .  he later vehemently criticised in his opposed to Lycus), in addition to the 2 recognized ‘editors’ of Hippocratic texts, Artemidorus Capito and Dioscorides, let alone anonymous ‘moderns’ (o¬ neÛteroi).  it truly is demanding to prevent the influence that Galen, even during this up-to-date ‘private’ remark that has considerably extra references to exegetical predecessors than Galen’s different ‘private’ commentaries, didn't but feel a necessity to parade an in depth wisdom of Hellenistic scholarship – or used to be now not but capable of achieve this. against this, in his commentaries meant for wider stream (pr¼v ›kdosin), Galen was once frequently at pains to place on show a mastery of the background of Hellenistic Hippocratic exegesis.

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