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Medicine and Markets in the Graeco-Roman World and Beyond: Essays on ancient medicine In honour of Vivian Nutton.
Edited by Laurence Totelin and Rebecca Flemming

ISBN 978-1-910589-78-6, 250pp, 2020, .50
For almost half a century, Vivian Nutton has been a leading figure in the study of ancient (and less ancient) medicine. The field itself has been revolutionised over that time. In this volume distinguished colleagues and former students develop, in his honour, key themes of his ground-breaking scholarship.

Spanning from the Bronze Age to the Digital Age, involving the cult of Artemis and the corpuscular theories of Asclepiades of Bithynia, the medicinal uses of beavers and the cost of health-care and wet-nursing, case-histories, remedy exchange and the medical repercussions of political assassination, this book has at its centre the pluralism and diversity of the ancient medical marketplace. The lively interplay between choice and competition, unity and division, communication and debate, so notable in Vivian Nutton’s foundational vision of the world of classical medicine, is richly examined across these pages.

The Editors

Laurence Totelin is Reader in Ancient History at Cardiff University. She specialises in the history of Greek and Roman pharmacology, botany and gynaecology. Her works include Hippocratic Recipes: Oral and Written Transmission of Pharmacological Knowledge in Fifth- and Fourth-Century Greece (Brill, 2009) and, with botanist Gavin Hardy, Ancient Botany (Routledge, 2016). She is currently working on the trade in medicines in the first centuries of the Roman Empire, on which she is preparing a volume Retailing Therapy (Routledge).

Rebecca Flemming is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the Classics Faculty of the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Jesus College. A specialist in the society and culture of the Roman Empire, she has published widely on classical medicine, gender and sexuality, both together and separately. Her monograph Medicine and the Making of Roman Women: Gender, Nature and Authority from Celsus to Galen came out from Oxford University Press in 2000; the volume she co-edited with Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell, Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.


The Contributors

Robert Arnott
Véronique Boudon-Millot Elizabeth Craik
Rebecca Flemming Antonio Ricciardetto & Danielle Gourevitch
Ann Ellis Hanson
Helen King
David Leith
G.E.R. Lloyd
John Scarborough
Laurence M.V. Totelin