This book will challenge widespread assumptions about Hippocrates (and, in the process, about the history of medicine in ancient Greece and beyond) and will also explore the creation of modern myths about the ancient world. Why do we continue to use Hippocrates, and how are new myths constructed around his name? How do news stories and the internet contribute to our picture of him? And what can this tell us about wider popular engagements with the classical world today, in memes, 'quotes' and online?
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Table of Contents
What we know about Hippocrates
What we thought we knew
Sabotaging the story: what Hippocrates didn't write
Needing a bit of information: Hippocrates in the news
Hippocrates in quotes
Let food be thy medicine
The holistic Hippocrates: 'Treating the patient, not just the disease'
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