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Petridou, Georgia

Works: 6 works in 43 publications in 3 languages and 1,268 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PA3052, 480
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Georgia Petridou
Homo patiens : approaches to the patient in the ancient world( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo Patiens - Approaches to the Patient in the Ancient World is a book about the patients of the Graeco-Roman world, their role in the ancient medical encounters and their relationship to the health providers and medical practitioners of their time. This volume makes a strong claim for the relevance of a patient-centred approach to the history of ancient medicine. Attention to the experience of patients deepens our understanding of ancient societies and their medical markets, and enriches our knowledge of the history of indent cultures. It is a first step towards shaping a history of the ancient patient's view, which will be of use not only to ancient historians, students of medical humanities, and historians of medicine, but also to any reader interested in medical ethics
Beyond Priesthood Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire by Jörg Rüpke( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume questions the established modern scholarly categories of priests and priesthood and focusses on processes of appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era. It offers a unique insight into ancient religious specialists, their dynamic interaction with established religious authorities and institutions, and their contributions to religious innovation in the ancient Mediterranean world
Divine epiphany in Greek literature and culture by Georgia Petridou( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Greece, epiphanies were embedded in cultural production, and employed by the socio-political elite in both perpetuating pre-existing power-structures and constructing new ones. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the history of divine epiphany as presented in the literary and epigraphic narratives of the Greek-speaking world. It demonstrates that divine epiphanies not only reveal what the Greeks thought about their gods; they tell us just as much about the preoccupations, the preconceptions, and the assumptions of ancient Greek religion and culture. In doing so, it explores the deities who were prone to epiphany and the contexts in which they manifested themselves, as well as the functions (narratives and situational) they served, addressing the cultural specificity of divine morphology and mortal-immortal interaction. 'Divine epiphany in Greek literature and culture' re-establishes epiphany as a crucial mode in Greek religious thought and practice, underlines its centrality in Greek cultural production, and foregrounds its impact on both the political and the societal organization of the ancient Greeks
Embodying religion : lived ancient religion and medicine( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On divine epiphanies : contextualising and conceptualising epiphanic narratives in Greek literature and culture (7th BC-2nd AD) by Georgia Petridou( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dossier: Soigner par les lettres : la bibliothérapie des Anciens by Claude Calame( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dossier : Il est bien connu que les textes et leur méditation sont une thérapie pour l'âme. Dans l'Antiquité, les médecins grecs et romains ont même considéré la lecture, la déclamation ou la création poétique comme des remèdes pour soigner les maladies du corps. Ce dossier de Mètis explore l'aspect paradoxal de ces conceptions anciennes qui lient la santé du corps à des activités littéraires et présupposent une physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture. Il questionne cette forme de « bibliothérapie » cultivée par l'élite dans le monde gréco-romain, à travers les exemples de l'épistolographie (Cicéron), de la rhétorique (Aelius Théon, Aelius Aristide) et de la médecine (Aristote, Antylle, Oribase). Le dossier cartographie ces pratiques et conceptions de l'Antiquité pour nourrir les réflexions contemporaines sur la bibliothérapie, les potentialités perdues du littéraire ou la médecine holistique. Varia : Éléments de rituels (le chien guérisseur, les oiseaux migrants, le pais amphitalês, la supplication chez Euripide), effets d'intertextualité (Platon, Varron), questions d'historiographie aux lisières de la philosophie et de l'histoire des religions. It is well known that texts and the meditation on texts are a therapy for the soul. In Antiquity, Greek and Roman doctors even considered reading, declaming or creating poetry as remedies for healing the body. This dossier of Mètis explores the paradoxical aspect of these ancient conceptions that link the body's health to literary activities and presuppose a physiology of reading and writing. It questions that form of « bibliotherapy » cultivated by the elite in the Greek and Roman world through the examples of epistolography (Cicero), rhetoric (Aelius Theon, Aelius Aristides) and medicine (Aristotle, Antyllus, Oribasius). The dossier maps these practices and conceptions of Antiquity in order to enrich contemporary reflexions on bibliotherapy, on the lost potentialities of the literary, or on holistic medicine
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.11 for Homo patie ... to 0.92 for Dossier: S ...)

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