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The Resource Death and disease in the ancient city, edited by Valerie M. Hope and Eireann Marshall

Death and disease in the ancient city, edited by Valerie M. Hope and Eireann Marshall

Label
Death and disease in the ancient city
Title
Death and disease in the ancient city
Statement of responsibility
edited by Valerie M. Hope and Eireann Marshall
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human frailty and mortality influence the structure and functioning of all societies; questions of how the ancients coped with their own mortality, how they sought to classify and control the causes of death, and how they treated the dying and the dead, are therefore central to any understanding of antiquity. This innovative volume draws upon recent research in archaeology, ancient history, and the history of medicine to evaluate all these issues. It addresses a wide range of topics, including views of ancient disease causation; public and private health measures; how the natural and urban environment affected the well-being of the individual; how the city was organised to protect the health and safety of the living; and how the living sought protection from the polluting influence of both the diseased and the dead. Lucid and accessible, this work is the first to unite the study of death and disease in antiquity, providing valuable insights into how these factors shaped the ancient city. It will appeal not only to classical scholars and students, but to all those interested in the history of death and disease
Member of
Dewey number
610/.93
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1968-
  • 1967-
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  • Hope, Valerie M.
  • Marshall, Eireann
Series statement
Routledge classical monographs
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  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Urban health
  • Urban health
  • Greece
  • Rome
Label
Death and disease in the ancient city, edited by Valerie M. Hope and Eireann Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-189) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Death and disease in Cyrene: a case study / Eireanna Marshall -- Sickness in the body politic: medical imagery in the Greek polis / Roger Brock -- Polis nosousa: Greek ideas about the city and disease in the first century BC / Jennifer Clarke Kosak -- Death and epidemic disease in classical Athens / James Longrigg -- Medical thoughts on urban pollution / Vivian Nutton -- Towns and marshes in the ancient world / Federico Borca -- On the margins of the city of Rome / John R. Patterson -- Contempt and respect: the treatment of the corpses in ancient Rome / Valerie M. Hope -- Dealing with the dead: undertakers, executioners and potter's field in ancient Rome / John Bodel -- Death-pollution and funeral in the city of Rome / Hugh Lindsay
Control code
ocm52032867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415214278
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52032867
Label
Death and disease in the ancient city, edited by Valerie M. Hope and Eireann Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-189) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Death and disease in Cyrene: a case study / Eireanna Marshall -- Sickness in the body politic: medical imagery in the Greek polis / Roger Brock -- Polis nosousa: Greek ideas about the city and disease in the first century BC / Jennifer Clarke Kosak -- Death and epidemic disease in classical Athens / James Longrigg -- Medical thoughts on urban pollution / Vivian Nutton -- Towns and marshes in the ancient world / Federico Borca -- On the margins of the city of Rome / John R. Patterson -- Contempt and respect: the treatment of the corpses in ancient Rome / Valerie M. Hope -- Dealing with the dead: undertakers, executioners and potter's field in ancient Rome / John Bodel -- Death-pollution and funeral in the city of Rome / Hugh Lindsay
Control code
ocm52032867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415214278
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52032867

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